Ok y’all!! You know I LOVE all things chalkboard!! And it just keeps getting worse!! A little while back, a friend of mine posted about these CUTE chalkboard place mats that she’d seen on Pioneer Woman. Pioneer Woman got them from this cute little place HERE. LOVE THEM!!! But as you can see, you get 4 for $33 (not including shipping and handling). Once again, I’m just too frugal for that!! So, I made my own!! I made 8 of them and they cost me about $3 each and I’m rounding UP on that price!Here’s what I started with. 11 x 14 artists canvases, 81/2 x 11 pieces of black felt, and chalkboard spray paint.
I first hot glued the felt to the back of the canvas. A spray adhesive would be FABULOUS here but hot glue was all that I had on hand.At first, I used the spray paint and HATED it. I hated that I had to do it outside, it was too windy and I just didn’t get the coverage that I wanted. So I switched to RustOleum chalkboard paint. This is a brush on and it worked so much better!! They turned out BEAUTIFULLY!! I love the elegance that they bring (which I love black anyway).My children love them as well!! If you don’t want to use them as place mats you could use them simply as chalkboard “slates” for school, homework, or play.While I had the chalkboard paint out…..I know I know, I’ve gone wild with it!! But I had a cork board type bulletin board that had a pattern printed on it. I really just was not crazy about it so I painted over it with the chalkboard paint and VIOLA!! A fun addition to my kitchen!!
I came back later and added this push pin with the chalk attached.And do you remember the chalk contact paper that I used on my dishwasher?? It is showing up everywhere around this house!! I love it on these cute little dishes for the bathroom!! The mini trifle dish and ramekin were under $2 in the kitchen section at Wal-Mart. My husband refuses to stand still these days for fear that I will paint him with chalkboard paint or stick some sticky chalkboard paper to him. My advice to him, be afraid, be very afraid. 😉 Who knows what I’ll chalkboard next!!
Hope y’all are having a good week!! Hugs!
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