11.27.2010

Obligatory Bloggy Chalkboard Frame

A few months back when I started out as a rookie blog stalker (hey, I've come a long way), I kept coming across chalkboard after chalkboard, usually made from old frames 
(I have many which seem to reproduce when I'm not looking).  
Spruced up with some paint, ribbon, chalkboard paint, and some witty writing for display.  
Well, I myself am more of a furniture lover and not much of a crafter but you all are so inspiring out there, I thought what the heck, let's try.
So... this is what I found -

 Liberace called, he wants his frame back. Yeah, this guy here: 

 I found it at New Leash on Life 
(a local thrift store for unwanted pets) 
it was a little pricey in my book because it was pretty beat up and such an oh so lovely color.  
BUT for my four-legged friends, 
not a problem, 
you got it. 
(woof)
Now mind you, I don't dislike gold, a nice subtle creamy version, 
but this was Vegas gold, like BAM-in-your-face-gold.
So, I rough painted it with an ivory color, Mr. We cut out a piece of Home Depot hard board, I painted it with chalkboard paint and then... this is where I fail.
I got carried away with My Lit'le Fren 
apparently it was too powerful for the plaster detail on the front.
Then, I fail again.
Is anyone out there a Gorilla Glue expert?  
This is my second project with my second type of Gorilla Glue and both times it did this:
What the??????  
I see Gorilla Glue all over blog land and no one ever talks about this little expansion business.  
Is all Gorilla Glue like this? 
Now it's basically cemented in there, so moving on. 
I added the hooks on back, added a ribbon to hang it from and then decided I wanted to just set it on the table on the Jenn wall in my office


Next, I added a piece of chalk tied to twine:
Lastly, my Mom is visiting for the holiday so I asked her to do the honors and write something witty:
okay, close enough Mom 
(it says Thanks for the Hospitality).... 
she's so sweet.
Like I said, I'm not so good at crafting but I am now the proud owner of a bloggy-like chalkboard.  
Keep crafting you uber crafters, and I will try to keep up on occasion!


5 comments:

Paint Me White said...

Hi Jenn, thanks for stopping by my blog. Seems like your a furniture lover like myself - so good to hear. Now that chalkboard turned out great - shame about the Gorilla glue but its all trial & error and believe me I make lots of errors along the way but seem to work them out. Welcome to blogland and I look forward to seeing some of your makeovers. Sandy x

Jenn ~ Flea With Me said...

Thanks for stopping over Sandy! I'm excited, this is fun :)

Allison said...

Hey Jenn!
I gave you an award today!
http://fabrehabcreations.blogspot.com/2010/11/stylin.html

jandjhome said...

This is really cute! I love the chalk tied to it.

Mandi @ Vintage Revivals said...

I love the tied chalk. That always gets lost (or eaten) at my house. The freame is awesome and totally thrift shop glam. Great job lady!!

love your guts
mandi

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