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Chalk it Up

03 Dec Posted by in Play | Comments
Chalk it Up

Lately I’ve been a little worried I might end up like this guy from Houndstoothdesign….

It all started when my mom saw this image on the internet.

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See my mom has decided that she loves Chalkboard paint.

First it was a chalkboard for the kitchen.

I guess I am kinda flattered that my “likeness” got to be the first thing to go up on the board.

Then it was the mini-fridge.

Actually, it’s just my size. Do dog bones need to be refridgerated?

And then it was the chalkboard canvas in the bedroom.

I just hope those “presents” under the tree are for me.

I guess I can get on board with the whole chalkboard thing…..just as long as I get to draw on them too!

P.S. Mom said that all my blog readers would appreciate a list of materials used to make these chalky creations. So here you go!

Kitchen Chalkboard:

  • 16×20 Piece of Masonite – already had (available at Lowes)
  • Valspar Chalkboard Paint* – about $13 at Lowes
  • 16×20 Picture Frame – already had
  • Spraypaint for picture frame – about $4 at Lowes

Mini-Fridge Chalkboard:

  • Mini-Fridge – salvaged from grandma’s beachhouse
  • Valspar Chalkboard Paint* – already had
  • Spraypaint for handle – already had

Chalkboard Canvas:

  • Wood board cut to make stretcher bars (45″ x 55″) – about $15 at Lowes
    *mitre all 4 corners together using nails & wood glue
  • Corrugated Plastic* – about $20 (can be purchased at most picture framers & perhaps art supply stores)
    (screw corrugated plastic into surface of stretcher bars to add rigidity – Masonite or perhaps cardboard could be substituted)
  • Unprimed Canvas* – already had (available at most art supply stores)
    (stretch around stretcher bars to create canvas look)
  • Valspar Chalkboard Paint* – already had
    (an already stretched and primed canvas can also be used – purchase at an art supply store. if you want to add rigidity unstretch, apply corrugated plastic & restretch)

Total Cost for projects: $52

*contains affiliate links

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