Happy Monday! or day after the Superbowl day! We’re catching up on all of the commercials today but wanted to stop in to share a quick & inexpensive way to add some chalkboard into your life.
This project started with a medium sized canvas that had been painted and repainted to match different rooms throughout my various moves, but this time decided to turn it into more functional-art than art-art. It’s most recent home was the picture ledge in Paige’s old room with a chandelier drawn on it (Pinterest inspiration), but since I’ve completely changed the room, it got moved to my office.
I don’t have pictures of the “before” because it was done before moving in, but I basically took the canvas outside and spray painted it with Rustoleums Chalkboard paint (same as the coasters, vintage ironing board and chargers) and let that dry.
Next, I took both brass and nickel thumbtacks that we had found for free at a garage sale last summer and added them to the edges. Since the wood frame behind the canvas was so soft, I was able to just eyeball it and push most of them in with my hands, but kept a hammer around for any stubborn spots.
I chose to alternate colors, but any colors/patterns would look great!
It’s now sitting on my desk just waiting for some notes : )
I promise to share the full desk reveal this week as well! Finally was home during the daylight to snap a few more pictures…
And that’s it! One old canvas, a can of spray paint, and a box of tacks and we created our functional-art studded chalkboard.
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