Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ruffled Burlap Framed Chalkboards


I had some extra burlap left from the pleated burlap wreath I made last week so I decided to frame a chalkboard with it. 

So. Stinkin'. Easy. 


Here's what you'll need.





Step 1: Lightly sand and clean your wood. 

Step 2: Squirt a couple of small dollops of the chalk board paint on the wood.


Step 3: Using the roller spread the paint evenly on the wood. 

(I did 2 coats.)

Step 4: Take your burlap (you'll need about 2 1/2 times as much the perimeter of your piece of wood) and sew it into a ruffle. 

For ruffle tutorials click HERE, HERE, and HERE.   

Step 5: Using your glue gun, glue the ruffle in sections to the perimeter.  


Step 6: Rub chalk over the surface of your board to treat it and wipe it off when you're ready to write a message. 

You're done! 

Did you realize that was less then 10 steps?!

Obviously I forgot to write something deep and profound on mine before I took the pictures, but you get the idea. :)




Total cost:

Burlap: Left over, about $1.00

Chalkboard paint: $3.00 (w/coupon at Michael's and I barely used any of it.)

Wood, chalk, roller, glue gun: Free (already had on hand)

Total: $4 or less

Yay for burlap. :)




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11 comments:

  1. So cute and easy! Totally love it :)

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  2. I love this, it looks really simple and turned out great. I am a new follower via GFC!

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  3. So stinkin cute! Chalkboards and burlap, what could be better?

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  4. I've made a ton of chalkboards, but I never would have thought of this! Great idea!

    Kathleen

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  5. What an adorable idea!! Pinning this! Love the burlap frame, I can think of so many ways to use this.

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  6. Hi Julia! Here from Primitive and Proper, and now following you. I love to fix up ugly ducks too, would love to connect. Hugs, Tanya :)

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  7. LOVE this!! Burlap, ruffles, chalkboard...what more do we need!?

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  8. SO CUTE! I've never seen a chalkboard like this, and it's hard to be original among all these creative peeps! I'm your newest follower-(found you thru Restore Interiors)-please stop by my new blog and say hi!
    Susan

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  9. In this post very nicely decorate your chalkboard. In this post beautifully describe ten steps for decorate your chalkboard. You have done very creative work.

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