Sunday, August 12, 2012

Chalkboard Makeover

You might remember that I showed you my chalkboard that I put up over my kitchen cabinets.

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Well, I decided to go ahead and paint the frame.  I was liking the idea of doing it in French Linen more and more. 

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Then I decided that since I got another, smaller chalkboard that I can write on, I would take my “menu” and make it look a little better ~ on a permanent basis.  To have it look as good as possible, I ordered the words in vinyl {my girl, Carisa at Empressive Designs always comes through for me!} and applied them to the chalkboard.

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I love it!  The larger size lettering makes it easier to read when it is that high up.  I don’t need my reading glasses ~ I’m considering it the “large print” version!

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Linking up with

Craft/DIY Party at Debbiedoo’s

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

Sizzle Into Summer at DIY by Design

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

29 comments:

Ruby Jean said...

Oh the color is very pretty, Kathy. I also like you added the Vinyl lettering what a great alternative, especially if you have sloppy handwriting ( that would be me :)
Have a great week!
Angelina

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Looks great Kathy! I love french linen.

Judy said...

I love the french linen. I think that may need to be the next color I try. It looks great with the vinyl lettering.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Looks GREAT!

KATHY said...

I love it Kathy! I would love to order the letters in vinyl.It looks fabulous.

Kathy

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Ha ha, about the readers, I lost mine at the flea this morning! Thank goodness I took my cheapy ones and not my prescription ones!!

Great idea about the vinyl lettering!!!

xoxo

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

This looks wonderful! French Linen is one of may favorite colors! I love the vinyl lettering. Thanks for sharing the link to them. Love this idea!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love it, Kathy. Good call making it permanent.

NanaDiana said...

Kathy- Oh- I love it- from the new color to the vinyl lettering. It is just beautiful!! Great job- xo Diana

Gretchen said...

The vinyl lettering and color of the frame are perfect!

Savvy Seasons said...

I love it Kathy, great job! XO ~Liz

Shelia said...

Hi Kathy! This is so cute! I love it and the letters you purchased look great and I love the menu too! ;)
Thanks so much for popping in to see me and your kind comments.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Nice Kathy! The lettering is a great idea. I have lettered "saying" that is applied to my wall that has been a lot of fun but to apply it to a chalkboard like you have done is such a great idea!

Okio B Designs said...

Such a cute idea and I love your wording! I am totally pinning this. =)

J

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it How perfect. Love the larger letters and the "saying". Hugs, Marty

Creative Breathing said...

Kathy, Your post about finding the dresser with missing drawers had me giggling. I can't tell you how many things I lug home hoping I get there and see my husband's car not yet in the garage. I know this one will turn out as beautifully as your others. What a lucky daughter you have! Her project turned out beautifully. Another Kathy creation has turned up at my daughters. Shells in a beautiful glass container, a tag hanging from it's knob. Thanks for all you share! E

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Loving the new frame color. Great idea on the vinyl wording...looks wonderful.

Andrea said...

the new colour and lettering look so great! I really need to jump on this chalkboard bandwagon!

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a great project! I love the vinyl lettering! Anything with chalkboard is calling my name.

Have a blessed and wonderful day.
karianne

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the lettering...will have to hop over and take a look at her site...Great job Kathy...I love the messages!

lynn said...

oh, i love this lettering idea, kathy!

"warm hugs, open ears"--who wouldn't love that:)

missy said...

What a great idea..Love the color.I don't know how you keep up with yourself...

Gail said...

I LOVE your menu! Having grandsons I can so relate! The lettering looks great!! Enjoy your evening, Gail

Atticmag said...

Very clever to order the lettering rather than DIY -- and a great source for us! Thanks Kathy. Also, you didn't say what you used for the linen effect on the frame but it's very handsome. Appreciate you stopping by to see my laundry. Jane

Shannon said...

I'm really getting into these chalkboards I'm seeing and I really like the idea of using vinyl letters--very clever!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Cute idea! It is adorable and the vinyl is perfect!

Carol

melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

I love the way this turned out! The vinyl letters show up so much better! What a great idea!

Brandi said...

Great makeover Kathy! I love the vinyl words that you added. Thanks again for stopping by my blog.

chateau chic said...

Great idea for your chalkboard. Love the menu!!
Mary Alice

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