Blackboard Photo Frame
One of the best parts of being a blogger is reading other’s posts. I really feel I have got to know some of my favourite bloggers by what and how they write. I laugh with them, feel sad with them and get inspired by them.
I love popping over to Pili’s blog and seeing what creative craftiness is happening in her life. One week I came across a project where she had turned an old picture into a blackboard for a friend who was a wedding planner. What a wonderful idea I though. I had been thinking about buying a white board for my desk to keep note of my ‘to-do’ list but whiteboards are so ugly. But as soon as I saw Pili’s creation, I knew I was going to create a blackboard.
So that weekend, I went round to my parents' house in search or an old, fairly large free-standing picture frame. My mum had just the thing. It unfortunately didn’t have the stand on the back, this had been taken off. So a quick visit to my local trash or treasure shop found me the back of the frame I been looking for.
I cut out a piece of cardboard the same size as the backboard of the frame and then painted it with some blackboard paint I had acquired from a craft store.
The trick with blackboard paint is long strokes from one side to the other. Do one coat with all stokes going from down to up, wait an hour and then do a second coat with the strokes left to right. Wait 24 hours and voila!
You have a perfect blackboard to mount in your frame.
I changed the back over, found some chalks and now I have a very pretty looking to-do list on my desk. I'm unsure whether I should give it a lick of paint. I have a tin sitting on my desk that matches my dining table and TV unit. What do you think?
Thanks Pili for inspiring me!
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