Friday, December 30, 2011

Chalk It Up

I've been a busy bee just lately making chalkboards for my shop and it looks like I will continue this trend. I'm having a lot of luck with them, they sell as fast as I can make them...now that's a good thing. I'm trying to have a good variety of them...small...medium...extra large and even some window chalkboards. Yes...I'm taking old windows and adding some unique items to them for some one of a kind chalkboards. My first one went to my daughter and SIL as a Christmas gift...now let's take a look at what it looked like. Looking forward to making more of these next week, so please be sure to check back in to see what I do with them.
                                  Happy to have you here,
                                                Linda
                                  Hope they enjoy writing
                                each other sweet messages!
                                A little rusty hardware and a
                              cute burlap wire flower=instant
                                            CHARM!!!!!
                                   No wrapping paper needed!

                                        
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47 comments:

gail said...

tooo cute! I love anything and everything chalkboard! I have tons of windows-- :)
Happy New Year Linda!
gail

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Adorable! I'm sure they will love it, Linda. Would you mind sharing your chalkboard paint brand and brush vs. roller? I'll look to see if I can find the same brand here. Also, if you have a moment and don't mind, do you paint right over the glass? I've sort of missed the whole chalkboard boat and would love to try one.

Fishtail Cottage said...

love it! Happy New Year to you! xoxo

Erin said...

So cute! I have something similar on my DIY to do list.

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

That is ADORABLE! Love the little flower. Makes it perfect. :)

Laurie said...

Very cute! I've never seen burlap wire -- that is awesome!

Pamela said...

That is darling Linda!! I love the the knob!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love the chalk board windows Linda!

Jane said...

Love this!!! Where do we find burlap wire? I have never seen this...and I can think of so many uses for it.

Olive Cooper said...

Linda, the burlap knob is darling and writing with chalk is somehow soothing to me. Does it take us back to our childhood but without returning to school? Have a Happy New Year. Olive

Amy Kinser said...

Love the chalkboard, Linda. And, you have to tell me about the little burlap flower.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Thank you for the reminder, I have not made any for my booth for quite a while, yours are darling, I have never made any from windows what a cute idea!

Carol

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

That is too cute Linda! Happy New year to you and your family! XO

Girlie Blogger said...

Chalk boards, such a classic. Love the details.

http://www.thegirlieblog.com

Kristen said...

Cute idea! Happy New Year Linda!

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
I love your chalkboard. I've been on a roll making them too. I have a big can of paint and I want to use it all! LOL!
So far, I haven't sold any. I'm glad that yours are selling.

hugs
Sissie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love chalkboards, too, Linda. I'm just running out of places to put them. I've got a great frame that I wanted to make into a chalkboard, but I'm still thinking on where I would hang it if I did.

Sherri said...

Chalkboards are so fun!! I love the one you just showed us! I made my first one this summer and added metal scrapbook sayings to mine and a silk flower. You can do so much with these! Enjoy and Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Pattie said...

Super cute wishing you and your family and blessed and Happy New Year

Pattie

Debbie said...

Cute idea using an old window sash, Linda!
I'm sure it will be used, and appreciated.
Have fun putting more together.
Happy New Year to you!!!
xxxooo

vintage girl at heart said...

love it and i pinned it and linked your blog..hope you don't mind that i shared the love!
merry crafting!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So cute! I love the chalk boards and this one in the old window is wonderful. hugs, Linda

Stevie from GardenTherapy.ca said...

cute! love the knob decoration.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Hi Linda,

Great job on the chalkboard! I love, love, love the embellishment on it. I'm guessing it was a huge hit with your daughter and SIL!

Happy 2012 and thank you for so much inspiration in 2011!

Pam

Cindy said...

Cute!Cute!Love the jude flower!

Simply Beautiful Now said...

What a clever idea to use the window frames for the chalkboards...and the burlap wire flower is so darling!

Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

debbie refresh restyle said...

Love it! You know I love chalkboards! Sounds like business is great, Happy New Year!
Debbie

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

What a great idea you had to turn those old windows into chalkboards! I'm sure they loved their gifts.

Nancy's Notes said...

You are so clever! Love your chalkboards, they are so unique! Keep making em'!

Happy New Year~

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love your chalkboard! What a great idea to decorate it! I have one too and I love it! Happy New Year!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love making chalkboards too Linda! ;) Your chalkboard window is just darling! What a sweet gift!

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Linda, I just stopped by to thank you for this past year of support of my blog, as well as for the awesome inspiration!
Your blog is one of my all time favorites and has been such a blessing to view, big hugs and looking forward to 2012, xoxo tami

Karena said...

Linda I want to make a chalkboard for my desk area. I am so behind the curve,,,Can you spray it on glass, canvas, mirror etc. Any kind of priming? Any material NOT to paint it on? I just want to do it right the first time!

Wishing You and Yours all the best in 2012!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Leslie said...

Gorgeous and so much fun. Happy new year Linda!

Audrey said...

Really nice. I love the extra touches. The burlap flower really sets it off.
Happy New Year.
Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures.

Audrey said...

Really nice. I love the extra touches. The burlap flower really sets it off.
Happy New Year.
Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures.

Meredith Resnick From A Mother Seeking said...

I've been meaning to make one of these for my entryway. Thanks for the reminder and inspiration.

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Jennifer @ The Brilliant Crafty Type said...

So darling! Thank you for sharing!

Roeshel S said...

Super cute, Linda! I have so many old windows sitting around just waiting for inspiration! ;)

Happy new year to you!!

Crimson Heart Studios said...

Happy New Year Linda, love your window chalk boards. Come by and see my vintage journal giveaway. Cindy

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for for sharing at Potpourri Friday. I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!

mississippi artist said...

Love your chalboard and the burlap flower is just the perfect accent! You make me want to start crafting!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Love the chalkboard window, and the burlap flower is truly perfect to add the over the top affect. You are always so inspiring, and have such great projects. i also want to say thanks for your generous support of my and my blog. Your really one of a kind. Your a reason blogging is so wonderful.

Sherry said...

How cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

Excellent idea to leave wise words to your love ones, beautiful board by the way :)

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Linda, I am loving this!! Just adorable and I LOVE windows, so how perfect is this? Totally!

Did you make the flower? Love that too!

Lou Cinda

A Cottage Muse said...

Love this Linda...what a great gift!
I made one for the shop...painted the top window with The Graphics Fairy "menu" and painted the bottom window in chalkboard paint. Didn't last long!

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