Is It Still Monday Made It???

Well, I made something! (Again! Yipee! Good for me!!! Hooray for being productive!!!) 

I saw this 

floating around Pinterest and loved the idea of the giant chalkboard.

I found the tutorial here:

and got to work!

I bought this frame (for $15 at a thrift store! What a deal for such a gorgeous piece of artwork, I know!!!)

(Nosy corgis!!!) 

And pulled it apart

(all  by myself!)

I used this

(2 coats! And don't spray it outside on a windy day!!!)

to spray the frame.

I got a piece of thin plywood from Home Depot

(Again, all by myself!)

***Make sure the piece of plywood fits into the frame BEFORE you paint it!!! Ooops.***

I did one coat with this

and a few more coats on top with this

(The paint is thicker than the spray paint and works much better!)

And put it back together:

(So sorry about the bad pic)

And I finished it just in the nick of time because yesterday was my hubby's birthday!

So fun! I thought about taking it to school (to do I don't know what with...???) but I think I'll keep it at home because it's just so much fun! And I have the perfect place to hang it! 

Thanks again for hosting Tara!!! You're right!!!... It is addicting! 



  1. Love this. I want to make a chalkboard for in my kitchen,but plan to wait until I don't have an ugly kitchen. (Hoping to move soon.)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  2. Your chalkboard is adorable! I just finished two for my wedding, and had to use sooo many coats of the spray paint kind. I wish I would've thought to buy the paint version!!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  3. That is absolutely adorable! My friend who is pregnant is doing the weekly updates on a chalkboard... very cute idea!

    Following Optimism in 2nd Grade

  4. Wow! You did a fantastic job! I really want to make this for my house! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Blessings of Teaching

  5. Love it!! It came out great and if I made one, I think I would keep it at home too!

  6. I love how it turned out! Our of curiosity why did you use both spraypaint and paint to do the chalkboard? Does it matter? There could be so many cute possibilities!!! :) Annnnd I love that your Monday Made It is something I haven't seen before on the link up! Yea for creativeness! :)

    Reaching for the TOP!

  7. I LOVE it! So so cute!

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  8. I had to pin it and add it to my to-do list. Great job!

  9. That is so stinking cute! What a shame you had to paint over that original beautiful artwork. ;-)

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

  10. I love this idea!! I would have kept it at home too!! I love finding fella 2nd grade teachers to follow. I am your newest follower. Come on over to and check out my new blog. I posted my very first Monday Made It!!! Yay!!

  11. I love it! Definitely keep it at home! I'm thinking I could use one of these in my craft room, which I am currently revamping. Thanks for sharing your great idea and including the how to details!

    Primarily Speaking

  12. OMG SOOOOO CUTE!!! I love it!!! One more thing on my wishlist!! :)