Thursday, July 31, 2008

show & tell project-prim chalkboard

Good morning!
Finished this little project up on Monday but thought I would wait until Thursday's show and tell to show it to you. :) I took and old chalkboard removed the wood trim off and added my own to make it more prim. I used some of the barnwood scraps. I am trying not to waste any of it whatsoever. Chalkboard was a thrift store find, 99 cents.


After-please pardon the glare, I had to have the flash on.

I even picked up an old eraser at the thrift store too, a whole 19 cents!!

Its early morning for me but there are several yard sales in the neighborhood. One is 4 houses down ( about 1/4 mile) and it is a 10 family sale. Wish me luck!! :)

We have not made any definite plans for the weekend; have you??



  1. How lucky you are to have some yards close by, I hope you find alot of prim "stuff".
    The chalkboard certainly looks prim with the new trim on it, what a great idea:)

  2. I really like that. Wow, yard sales on Thursday! You go girl!

  3. The frame is great!!! Barn siding is the best :O) Good luck and happy findings on your sales :O)
    Shayne Louree

  4. That was a total transformation! I just love it.
    Have fun at the yard sales.

  5. The new frame definitely gives your chalkboard character! Love it! :)

    Have a great time out yard saleing today :)

  6. I love that chalkboard and what you did to change it makes it look so great! Wow! I am going to keep an eye out for one now, I hope you don't mind if people copy your great idea! See you soon.
    Blessings, Debbie

  7. You are so lucky to have Thursday yard sales. They are so unheard of around here. Nice job on the chalk board.

  8. thanks all for the compliments!!! :)
    i have no problem with anyone copying the idea. actually if you do , post some pics!! i would love to see variations on it.
    hugs, kim

  9. I love your chalk board....you are so clever, I never would've thought about putting barn wood around the edges. Hope ya found lots of goodies at the yard sales!!

  10. Kim that is awesome!!!

    Well the rodeo is this weekend in Marshallville. It is $10 for adults. Unfortuantely I won't be going because my boss has other plans for my weekend.


  11. love the chalkboard kim~good luck at the yard sales!

  12. What a great transformation! I will be on the lookout for an old chalkboard. I love the "new" old trim! I will be making a goodwill trip this morning...I hope I find some goodies. Well wait! I told myself not to buy anymore "junk" because my to-do pile is getting so big. But I have no boys for a couple hours this morning, so I'm taking advantage of it! :) Have a great day!

  13. That looks AWESOME!!! I love it! :)