Yes, this is another chalkboard to add to the world of blogger chalkboards, but hey, isn't it true "There's always room for one more?" My in-laws were putting together a gift for my nephew's fiance. Since we are a fairly large group we generally put our money together for a larger gift. This time we made of gift basket of with a cookbook(Pioneer Woman's latest of course), mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons, mixing spoons, hot pads, dish towels and a Menu Chalkboard. Below is how I made the chalkboard.
I found this picture at my local thriftstore. It was faded and some of the trim was coming apart. But otherwise was in good shape.
So I just glued it back in place using gorilla glue
Spray painted the frame-- back and front 2 coats. When the paint was dry, I taped off the frame and rolled on chalkboard paint
Mix 2/3 glaze, and 1/3 Raw Umber Acrylic Paint
Brush glaze mix to frame.
Wipe off excess leaving glaze in the creases.
The glaze makes all of the details POP!
I painted the word menu onto the chalkboard. You also could just use vinyl. Then I stapled a ribbon to the back of the frame and tied a piece of chalk to the front, and took a quick shot before taking in into the party--Oops, I left my ISO too high and it made my picture over exposed. Ugh!
And here it is at the gift table. The only other picture I have of it-- from the background of a group photo.
Note to self... procastination is not good for blogging, and two always check your shots before giving it away.
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