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LITTLE CHALKBOARDS

You know me and ornate picture frames...


I kind of have a thing for them.


These charming little frames were definitely
talking to me when I found them at the thrift store...
the beading, charming moulded details
& perfect vintagey cream color.


I wasn't loving the pictures framed inside
but I already knew just what they would become when I saw them.

So for $2.99 each they were coming home with me.


A little clean up and chalkboard paint later...



I'm Loving them.


Perfect for initials above a bed,
for a menu or sign and for leaning on a shelf
with a favorite saying or message


So cute for
a little 'Boo' at Halloween too!
:)



Have you started your Fall decorating yet?
I am resisting...
I am loving the warm days and cooler nights
but am not quite ready
for Summer to wind down just yet.


Just a quick post today~
Hope your week is off to a great start!
Happy Monday!

*Some of you asked about painting chalkboard paint on the glass.
I have tried that and it does work as long as you use enough paint
and don't wipe off/repaint too often.
Or you can just cut out a little piece of smooth hardboard for
the chalkboard surface with a jigsaw*


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57 comments

  1. Love the little chalkboards! What a great idea.

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  2. The scrollwork on those frames is so pretty! I love the three put together like that.

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  3. I am visiting a friend in wisconsin and am heading home today. I plan on hitting every thrift store on the way home. I NEED litle chalkboards like these!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  4. Gorgeous. Did you paint onto the glass??????

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  5. Those look absolutely darling Courtney! I love them! :-) I'm with you on holding off on my Fall decorating. We are having such lovely warm weather I want to be in the late summer moment rather than hurry to the next season!
    Vanessa

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  6. What a great idea! I love how you did this with fancy frame. So cute.
    Debbie

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  7. SUCH a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing this. You are right, there are lots of applications/places where these could be used.

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  8. I love your chalkboards. Elegant and fun at the same time!

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  9. I love a good ornate frame myself, Courtney! These are just lovely and I love how you've used them!

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  10. Adorable, I love them! Did you use the chalkboard paint right over the glass?

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  11. What a great idea! I love them! You done good girl!

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  12. Courtney they are so adorable!! I love your creativity, helping us all think outside the box!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

    I have a fabulous Giveaway from Interieurs I hope you will come and join!

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  13. Great deal and I love how you repurposed them! They are really cute!

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  14. Courtney,
    Such a NIFTY THRIFTY idea you had here...LOVE IT!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  15. What a charming idea to display 3 matching chalkboards together! Just think of the possibilities...etc,123 abc,do re mi,3 little piggies, and let's not forget "un deux trois"!
    I'm on the hunt for 3 matching frames for moi.

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  16. Those frames are super cute. What a great find! LOVe what you did with them too!

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  17. The frames are really beautiful, Courtney and they make cute chalkboards! How nice that you didn't even have to paint them.

    I feel like you do when it comes to decorating for fall. I can't live with fall stuff for 3 months!! Summer isn't over for me yet! ;-D

    XO,
    Jane

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  18. Super cute, Courtney! Those frames at $2.99? Even the
    goodwill that I go to prices a $1.00 Walmart frame at $5.99

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  19. That is one exceptionally great idea. Really love it and will be on the goodwill prowl for some of my own.
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  20. What a wonderful idea Courtney!! I LOVE it! Adding to my inspiration file for sure!

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  21. Very cute. You have inspired me to paint one.

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  22. Just darling girl friend..I did one for my kitchen years ago and wrote on it " where's their a will/ I want to be in it" ha ha!! Hope all is well on your side of the mountain today my dear friend..Please let me know if you want to meet up some time at the second Sunday Antique faire in Sac..I have my Great grand sons first birthday this Saturday..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  23. Gorgeous frames! I love that you made them into chalkboards!

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  24. These are gorgeous i love the idea of using them as art work above a bed or fire place. Love the pretty frames great idea.
    I have a prize give away to celebrate Finishing touch Interiors 1st birthday pop on over

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  25. So cute!
    I can never pass up a sweet lil' frame!

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  26. LOL I love the " B O O " ones....too, too cute! You will find all kinds of fun ways to use them (other than the ways you already have)....

    xoxoxoxo,
    Ricki Jill

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  27. Those are really cute! Eventhough it is in the 90's here, I could not resist and started my Fall decorating. I'm enjoying it but hoping for cooler weather soon. Hope all is well!

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  28. That is just the cutest thing to do! I see a lot of cute frames that need a good coat of paint. Now I just need to do the chalkboard...thinking a menu board in my kitchen. Love it!

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  29. How cute! I never thought of putting a few little ones together. Nope, no fall decorating for me yet. I'm sad to see summer go. Hope your week is off to a good start :)

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  30. You got those frames at a great price. I was at the thrift store the other day looking for picture frames. I had to shift through a lot of frames just to find plain wood ones for 99 cents. If they had a picture in them, most were around $15. That's why I question how the thrift stores in my area even get buyers. Most of what is there is complete junk that is way overpriced!

    Loving what you did to your frames too! I resisted fall as long as I could, but a trip to the craft store got my in the mood. I just decorated my mantel and have started my fall crafting.

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  31. That is darling! I'm with ya, Courtney, not ready to let go of summer just yet. Eventually, but not today. :-)

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  32. Love your chalk boards. I am resisting Fall, too.

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  33. I too am a 'frame junkie' . . . just can't pass a pretty one by! Love what you did with these and all of the possibilities!

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  34. GREAT chalkboards !! So versatile and the frames are beautiful. Love me some chalkboards, too. Soemtimes, I get lazy and just use black poster board ... I need to get more paint for sure. Have a great day.

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  35. Those are a steal for $2.99 each! I do love little chalk boards. What a great idea for Halloween! I am getting my Fall decor underway!

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  36. Definitely copy worthy! So cute, Courtney!

    Nancy

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  37. I'm so glad you didn't pass up those fabulous frames. What a great idea. I'm resisting fall so far, come tomorrow when it will be downright chilly - maybe not so much resisting!

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  38. love those - so cute with what you wrote on them too! ooxx

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  39. Very pretty - I saw some discarded frames yesterday at the flea market - I should have snapped them up. Next time I will - and follow your lead. Pinned the project - thanks.

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  40. Sweet! Love those little chalkboards. Not decorating for fall yet either. Don't want to rush things.

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  41. This is still on my "to do" list. I love these! I just have so many things on that list.

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  42. love that idea- Fab! gives me all sorts of inspiration,
    thanks...

    Karen

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  43. It looks beautiful :) The frame is very pretty!

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  44. What a darling idea, Court! The paint/distressing you did on the frames are just delicious! I have painted chalkboard paint on glass before and just made sure I put a good three coats on it. :)

    xoxo laurie

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  45. I wish I could find something so cute! Love them and the price!
    Debbie

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  46. Love those frames Courtney, and turning them into little chalkboards was perfect! Love the one that says EAT above your stove. Martina

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  47. You have a great eye to see chalkboards out of this group of frames-- great idea!!! :D

    Visiting from Funky Junk Interiors Linky Party,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  48. You already know how I adore these little chalkboards!

    Thanks for linking up Potpourri Friday. You are a real asset to the success of this party and I appreciate you! I will look forward to seeing what you create for next week!

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  49. Just love all these frames...so pretty. What a nice idea.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  50. Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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