Monday, December 3, 2012

Framed chalkboard...a shortcut

Hello all!  I hope you had a great weekend! 
Can you believe it's the first week of December already? 

Things have certainly been busy around here of late.  If you follow me on fb, you may have gotten a few glimpses of our home and a sneak peek of our mantel.  But what I really wanted to share today was a super easy and inexpensive way to make a framed chalkboard.

I wanted to make a framed chalkboard but didn't have a piece of wood large enough to fill in this frame.  What I did have were 2 pieces of black Bristol board (usually used for my photography) which I simply taped to the back of this old frame. 

I did the same thing to this old frame and drew a little laurel wreath with the word JOY using regular chalk.  It works and erases just like a regular chalkboard.  

I also wanted to let you know that I will be sharing how to make a really cool Christmas gift for a teen over at eat.sleep.MAKE.  I would love for you stop by ! 

I can't wait to show you the rest of our Christmas decor!  In the meantime, I want to wish you a great beginning to a blessed month.  It is my hope that you find the JOY in the season! 

much love,


  1. This is awesome, Lucy! I am totally going to have to do this -- I have been wanting a chalkboard in our living room for so long. Thanks for sharing this short-cut; I hope you had a great weekend!

  2. Brilliant - who knew?!

    And it's perfect for that gorgeous wreath!

  3. Great, Great idea, Lucy- I love it. A perfect framing for the wreath- xo Diana

  4. Great idea Lucy :) I just added some chalkboard art to my Christmas decor too. I shared it on my fb page but haven't blogged about it yet.

  5. So simple, great idea. Love the little wreath you drew too, so sweet. I'm getting close to finishing up my Christmas Chalkboard myself!
    PS Thanks for including me in the roundup again this week friend!

  6. This would be such an easy way to add a little personalization to my kitchen! The wreath really pops against the black, it looks goregous!

  7. I've seen so many framed chalkboards lately, and I think this is my favorite! Thanks for posting!!


  8. I don't know what Bristol board is , but your chalkboard with the charming lettering and wreath is wonderful!


  9. Beautiful, and the white frame is perfect!

    xoxo, Tanya

  10. Hello sweet friend. This is just lovely. And I just made a chalkboard for over my fireplace this past weekend!! It's not as pretty as yours though! I miss you!

  11. Love everything about this! The chalkboard is looks so great with your wreath!

  12. I just wanted to let you know that I loved this post so much that I decided to feature it on my blog! I’m typing up the post right now! Thanks for such great inspirations!!!

    Anestazia @ Eccentric Delirium


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