Monday, June 4, 2012

Chalkboard Menu to Die For!

This weekend I wrapped up three chalkboard projects that I've been lingering over.  Tonight I'll show you the first one.  


I found this awesome vintage frame at a flea market last summer.  It was missing one of its finials, but that didn't deter me!  We cut off the lone finial and attached two matching ones that I had from a previous project.



It has fabulous carving and detail but you just can't see it.  So, let's paint it!


I gave it two coats of ASCP Old White.  After giving it a coat of clear wax, I brushed on my homemade glaze to help show off the detail.


"Before glaze" is on the right, "after glaze" is on the bottom.  

I had my husband cut a board to fit the frame and then I painted in with black chalkboard paint.  

Then I headed over to my favorite graphics spot, the Graphics Fairy for the perfect graphic.  I printed it out and rubbed chalk on the back of the paper.  Then I traced it and it left a chalk outline of my image.

I filled in the design with white marker.  It turned out awesome, if I do say so myself!


We mounted the board into the frame and it's ready for the shop

Or the kitchen!


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I'm gonna party hearty at these fun places:

The Graphics FairyPhotobucketMod Vintage LifeThe Southern InstituteThe DIY Dreamer HOGPrimitive and ProperA Diamond in the StuffPWW Buttonshabby creek cottageHookingupwithHoHThe 36th AVENUE Photobucket

35 comments:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

You can say it, it really is awesome!

Terrie said...

I love it! The frame was lovely before, but your paint and glaze really made the detail pop. Good job!

Virginia said...

You've rescued a poor, discard orphan frame and turned it into a dazzling object of desire. Bravo.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it, Cyndi! That's gonna go fast if you bring it to your booth! I love that "Menu" image from The Graphics Fairy. The details definitely stand out a lot better now with the paint and glaze you did.

Whimsical Perspective said...

Love the transfer idea. Great chalkboard!

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

I love this! Pinning it now!
♥Linsey

Christine said...

LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!! It's absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Ooooo, I love the graphic. Great touch.

Tammy said...

That is awesome! Great frame and you did an awesome job on the Menu wording!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is awesome! love the shape of that frame and the word "menu" on there!

Misty McFadden said...

This is fabulous! Great work :) I'm jealous... wait I know its a sin thou shalt not covet, BUT I CAN'T HELP IT! Thank you for sharing and linking it up at Ta-Da Tuesdays :)

Misty @
413 Sparrow Lane

Rhonda said...

What a great idea to transfer the chalk art like that - thanks for sharing! Visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays... Rhonda @ home.made.

Mandy said...

Beautiful!

thistlewoodfarm said...

What an awesome idea! Seriously. I would have never thought of rubbing chalk on the back to transfer it.

Thanks for the inspiration. I'm pinning this :)

blessings,
karianne

Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

It is beautiful. I love the paint on the frame and how you brought out the detail. The graphic is gorgeous! Love it all.

Good Time Charlie said...

Love that frame, love that graphic. I have used it several times myself and it almost always sells right away. Great minds think alike!

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fiona anderson said...

Definately awesome !
It was a great frame anyway, but you turned it into something unique - love it. Pinning it too !

Jeanette said...

Never thought about using a white marker on blackboard. Awesome!

EnchantedBella said...

That turned out wonderful. I love it. Great job and a beautiful inspiring idea.
Rebecca

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

I love the memo board. The graphic is beautiful.

Dee

Audrey said...

Very nice. I have used that graphic and I love it. I would be interested to know how you make your homemade glaze.
Blessings from Timeless Treasures.
Audrey Z.

Candy said...

Love it.........gotta go to Graphics Fairy and find that 'Menu' graphic.......makes all the difference in the world.

hletonja said...

Beautifully done...I love he Graphics Fairy too!

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

Frame, painting, graphic...all of it is perfect!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

The frame transformation is amazing and you now have a very beautiful menu board - love it!!

I'd lov ei tif you'd consider sharing thisi at Shabbilicious Friday ~ http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/shabbilicious-friday-link-party-86.html

Angie said...

Love the carvings on the frame...the paint really brought it back to life. Great job!

Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage said...

I painted an old frame in Annie Sloan's Old White and turned it into a chalkboard as well. Great minds...
But I have to say, yours is absolutely fantastic!!!!!! Awesome job!

Stacey said...

Gorgeous frame and a great project - a woinner for sure! Thanks for sharing!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

This Menu Chalkboard turned out so nice. I so wish I had room for one like this in my kitchen....but my kitchen is so small and hardly any wall space. But it is sooo great. I featured it today on Mod Mix Monday!

inkowloonbusiness said...

Great information.Thanks for sharing this useful information with all of us.Keep sharing more in the future. Have a nice time ahead.

Tam said...

Can you tell me what kind of wood you used? You can reply to teeball352001@yahoo.com.
Thanks!

kathryn cain said...

Love this and love your work...also thanks for your efforts in the world of education..my Hub was a AP at both elementary and Middle school, now Director of transportation for TISD....best of luck with the new school year...

I know you are bizy....but could you tell the secret for your glaze or is it top secret.....I love my followers...thought...one more so I will be back

Need A Latte Mom said...

love love love!
may i please ask what your glaze is? I am working on a project right now that is screaming for it.
also going to check out the graphic....have another project that needs that.
gonna have to be a follower!
Krista @ needalattemom.blogspot.com

The Quiet Mom said...

Ohhh, so adorable! Love the penmanship.

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