Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cute Little Blackboard

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
{aka} design
Sew Woodsy
Coastal Charm
Savvy Southern Style
Blue Cricket Design
Brambleberry Cottage
Shabby Creek Cottage
My Repurposed Life


  1. I love that little chalkboard! How clever ...


  2. A truly gorgeous board Julie. Well done!!
    Creative hugs ~ Kerryanne

  3. Very cool! I love the groove that the chalkboard fits into.

  4. I love it! Did you just glue it into the groove or stick some screws in from the back?

    1. I should have mentioned the board is just glued into the groove, no screws or nails were used.

  5. Julie--your chalkboard is so cute! ;) You know I lvoe a great chalkboard.

  6. I love this blackboard project! I've seen so many different bb projects around, but this one is new to sweet!

  7. I LOVE how this is made!
    I just started a brand new themed link party just for rustic and shabby chic craft and decor projects. I would love to have you share this -

  8. Great job, Julie! Chalkboards are all the rage now, so your project is right on target. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I hope you'll join the fun each week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  9. great ideas. thanks!!



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