Friday, May 25, 2012

My Rustic (& Cheap) Chalkboard

YAY it's Friday !!!!

Junkin' tomorrow but today I thought since I was on babysitting duty that I would knock out a VERY simple and CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP project.

Ya see, I painted our hallway last week (a color I made up by mixing 3 oops colors together) and
there was this wall space that needed a lil' something. 

I remembered that I had a chalkboard I had made out of MDF
(just sprayed with chalkboard paint)
in our garage (I love this saying) as well as some pallet wood that I had cut awhile ago when 
I made my pallet shelf that you can see here

I just did a few rough cuts. Pieced it together with some wood glue and whatever screws I could find in the garage (how do ya like the ice cream sticks I added for support, lol
and PRESTO ...

Ohhh, those last two pictures were waaayyyy blurry. Sorry bout' that.

(I will admit I am NOT a good chalkboard writer, lol)
I found this saying on Pinterest and LOVED it. I really like how it turned out.

Ahhh, rustic yummy-ness : )


Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love your chalkboard! The pallet frame adds the perfect touch! Have a wonderful weekend!

Arlene said...

Just found your blog and love it!!! I love the rustic chalkboard. We have such similar tastes!

Terry Moore said...

The same thing happens to me when I decide on needing or wanting something. And I love the way you wrote in chalk the last saying.

gail wilson said...

LOVE your chalkboard Deanna! (ice cream sticks=genius!)


I Play Outside The Box said...

Clever construction there!! Found you over at Gail's MRL!

xxxJoolsxxx said...

Love it :0) xxxJoolsxxx

Meg said...

This is so, SO cute!! I need something like this for my dining room! You have inspired me!

Thanks for linking up on SOS!!


Tammy said...

Love it. I say you are a talented chalkboard writer! I love the rustic look. Great way to use old ice cream sticks;) Thank you for linking up to Rustic Restorations weekend!

Lorrie said...

Very cute, nice job~

Liz - Imageremix said...

Are you kidding? You are a fantastic chalkboard writer. I have three I just made out of cupboard doors and I only wrote on one of them because I have terrible writing and need something to copy. :)

I love the frame you made out of pallet wood. Perfect and rustic looking.

The Wallace Family said...

LOVE it!! I am so obsessed with chalkboards right now!! So much fun:) I am debating a chalkboard in my hall way right now actually! I think you have inspired me to go for it!!

Jamie said...

I love your chalkboard! Very rustic and cool. I think you did great with the chalkboard writing. Congrats on being featured on My Repurposed Life! Very exciting. ~ Jamie

Meg said...

Featuring your chalkboard on this weeks SOS!

Thanks for sharing it with us!!


Trish said...

I'm totally in love with your chalkboard! I need to make one. I have no idea where I'll put it, but I NEED to at least make it :)

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

love your rustic chalkboard and both of the quotes.. your writing looks great.

Susan @ said...

Hope you're not too tired of finding my comments on every page but I just love this chalkboard too! I LOVE the frame around it... I just wish I had a free wall to hang one on!
Great job Deanna!

Lisa Montsion said...

I have a chalkboard in my kitchen and my family writes down things that want to tell me or food they want to me to cook for dinner.