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Old Frame… New Chalkboard Sign

So this post is half Friday Favorites and half DIY! I love the idea of having a cute chalkboard sign to decorate with each changing season. I don’t love the prices of said cute chalkboard signs. So I went through some old frames I’m not using and decided to make my own for free!

Here is the before of the frame:

Here is a before up close of the details on the frame:

I didn’t want a black frame on the black chalkboard so I went with white washed look by lightly brushing on white acrylic paint. I like a shabby chic look, but you could spray paint or paint until fully covered for a cleaner look. Here is the frame after:

Here is the after up close of the frame details:

Then I painted the glass with chalkboard paint. If you don’t have any chalkboard paint you can check out my tutorial for that here: Chalkboard Paint Tutorial.

Here is the painted glass back inside the frame:

Next I hung it on the wall in our dining room:

Finally I wrote on it with Chalk Markers by Chalk Ola. I love their chalk markers! They write super smooth and easy. I like the clean look of these as opposed to using a stick of chalk and getting a rough look. They are my Friday Favorite product this week 🙂 I have the set of 10 party colors.

If you would like to buy some of your own here is the Amazon US link:

Here is the Amazon UK link:

My readers will get an extra 20% discount by using the code: CHALK20A at checkout.

Check out my cute sign now:


I love the way it turned out! I also love that it cost me nothing but time. Repurposing old items is one of my favorite things to do. Thanks for stopping by friends 🙂



About crazyblessedlife

I'm a homeschool mother of two adorable girls only 11 months apart, and a sweet little boy. I love with being their mommy. My husband is a camp manager. I am passionate about being a stay-at-home mother and homemaker, its such an exciting, exhausting and rewarding job!


2 thoughts on “Old Frame… New Chalkboard Sign

  1. Beautiful!

    Posted by Sheila Fish | October 23, 2015, 10:42 am
  2. Great DIY! You’ve inspired me! 🙂

    Posted by atkokosplace | October 23, 2015, 2:49 pm

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