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I recently shared my chalkboard over at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia (Thank you Kristin for having me!).  Here we go, just in case you missed it!

I had been looking for the perfect frame/picture to create a large chalkboard.

I found one recently while visiting my daughter and family,  I love thrifting with her.

The frame was a cool color, the picture had a nice scene.  I know it probably looked great at one time but it was showing a lot of wear.

I cleaned it up and removed the painting/picture.

I used spray chalkboard paint to paint the picture.

I waited for it dry (this was the hardest part) and conditioned it with chalk:

Added a quote, do you remember where this one is from…


I like it hanging here, because I can see it from everywhere.

If I start cooking, I’ll put a menu on it.

I took it down to take another picture,

(the window is very bright in photos)

and I changed the quote…

I hung a few stars on the side, decorating the chalkboard will become my new obsession.

It’s almost as tall as the bookcase.

I need to practice writing straight and

that will require me to change the quote very often 😉

Sharing here:

Miss Mustard Seed


Chatty Chics

Coastal Charm


  1. Debbie,
    Congrats for being featured at Chatty Chics Wild Wednesdays! I love what you did with that huge frame and hope to snag one someday out thrifting. I have a pinterest page, Signs of Life, to collect fabulous quotes and would love to try displaying them on a chalkboard like yours! I still remember my 8th grade teacher artfully displaying new life quotes every morning on the classroom chalkboard. Isn’t it strange that I remember that from 8th grade but nothing curriculum related? Ha! Thanks for posting and congratulations!

  2. I made a super large chalkboard too, but the frame was plain, so it’s for sale. I’m waiting to find one like yours for myself to keep! Love the intricate details your frame has. So chic!

  3. Love this! I have been waiting to do this with a thrifted frame that I have in my basement. Thanks for the motivation! 🙂

  4. Buddy the Elf whats your favorite color! LOVE this chalk board and that beautiful frame!! I also like your quotes:) Im a follower now! Thanks Deidre~

  5. Love the frame/chalkboard. You did a wonderful job.

  6. What a great find on that frame! I love it!


  7. I love, love, love it! And yes, I recognize the first quote from The Polar Express. I love the snowflake embellishments you added with the new quote. I’m inspired to change out my chalkboard sayings more often. We can practice writing straight together. 😉


  8. It is very cute Debbie! You have great handwriting.

  9. That is definitely a nice size piece; it will give you lots of room to write stuff!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family – I’m so happy to have discovered your blog this year!

  10. SUPER CUTE Debbie! I love the ornaments hanging along the side! So magazine”ish”! This has been on my list all year…carrying it on into 2012 I guess!!! LOL! Have a Merry Christmas!

    XO, Aimee

  11. Linda@Coastal Charm

    Looks great Debbie! I’m selling lots of chalkboards at my space…I’m giving my daughter Haley and my SIL Cam one that I made using an old window. Merry Christmas to you and your family.


  12. Fabulous! I am having visions of a chalkboard in my future♥

  13. Hi Debbie,

    Great makeover, the frame is lovely, all that detail!
    Love the three stars on the side.
    Merry Christmas!
    All the Best,

  14. Two words, chalkboard markers! Head to hoblob for some. They are wonderful.

  15. What a nice size! The frame is very attractive and of course I like white. I have a couple of chalkboards and use them for holiday messages and cook-outs, but my handwriting is poor. Yours look very neat and the snowflakes were a wonderful idea. Yes, I like it very much! 😀

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