I had some small pieces of blackboard left over from other projects (Tavern Blackboard, Pallet Blackboard and Menu Blackboard)
What I have is 1/4" hardboard that I had painted with black chalk paint so it was ready to be used.
I also had a photo saved in my personal stash of inspiration pieces from quite a few months ago that gave me the idea for this little blackboard.
This is from the blog Shabby Art Boutique written by Kerryanne in Australia (I'm so glad her photos were marked with her blog name, or I wouldn't have remembered where I found it)
Kerryanne's blackboards are all one piece of MDF and she used Mod Podge to adhere the top portion, which is brown paper with graphics printed on it.
My blackboard has a top piece which is pine with a groove in it that the hardboard sits into. You can see it in this photo:
My little blackboard is 4 3/4" wide x 7 1/2" tall (including the top part)... I think I'll make some more.
Thanks to Kerryanne and all the creative bloggers out there that share their ideas with others.
P. S. I just read yesterday that Kerryanne's mantra for 2012 is "Follow your heart," how cool is that?
Linking to the following blogs:
Funky Junk Interiors
Savvy Southern Style
Blue Cricket Design
Shabby Creek Cottage
My Repurposed Life
Labels: blackboard/chalkboard, home accessories, pine