Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Can You See Where This Is Going?

Don't forget to scroll down one post to see the winner of the Valentine Giveaway!

If you have been reading here for long you will be able to tell really quick where this post is going. I might need an intervention!  I just love thinking up fun new ways to use chalkboard paint though.  This post is basically told in pictures.

1.  Old, faded picture.

 2.  Rip off the back and bend up the staples holding the print in place.
 3.  Take out the mat.
 4.  Paint.
 5. Cover old picture with your paper of choice.
 6.  Tape.
 7.  Tape twine (or ribbon of choice) behind mat.
 8.  Take out glass before putting back in frame so you can easily write on the mat.
 9.  Hang on new IKEA shelves.  (This step is optional-put it wherever you like!)  :)
 10.  The "keeping-it-real" shot.

Thank you!
Thirty-One Gifts
Twice As Nice Lettering
Stella and Dot-Danielle
Studio JRU
Willow House with Carmella Fryar


Girl with the Curlz said...

So cute! I love that idea. You are always so creative. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas with us :-)

Theresa said...

I love this idea! I just used chalk board paint for the first time last weekend, I love it and was thinking what else I could do with it. Thank you so much for sharing, I think this just may have to be my next project!


Emily said...


You make me want to chalkboard everything!!

Lo @ Not Your Average Southern Belle said...

So cute! I love chalkboard paint.

julie & joe said...

Looks great!!!

West Hill Heritage said...

What a great idea!!!

Alex and Jill said...

I love your love for chalkboard paint!! LOL And I love this idea. And I love that pic of Westin that you used. Lots of love to send your way today!! :)

Mary Madeline said...

I love this idea!!!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Another fabulous redo. I bought some cute frames at GW the other day and I think one may be perfect for something like this.

Hope you are keeping warm & cozy in the crazy weather!

The Branches said...

It's so cute! And I spy Mark Wahlburg on your TV! Love him :)

A Hint of Home said...

Another really cute idea, Shannon.
Thanks for sharing it with us!


What a cute idea! I really like the twine in place of a picture. Thanks for posting!

Jennifer said...

so cute! where did you find the world's smallest clothes pin? I love chalkboard paint too!

Cuddles and Chaos said...

I love seeing all the neat things you do in your blog. You make me wish that I would have kept old pictures and frames.


Janis said...

What a great idea! Thank you! I see that one of your new sponsors is Longaberger. I live in So. California and have been collecting Longaberger baskets for a long time now. I always wondered if Longaberger was popular in the mid west. Nobody seems to decorate with them in the blogs that I follow! Hmmmmm. Thanks again for the great project!

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The Photo Goo said...

I was a little confused about the twine but then I zoomed in on the photo. Did you use a mini clip to hang the picture? You have the best ideas and I love stealing them :)

Immeasurably More Mama said...

Another great use of chalkboard paint, Shannon!