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{Front Porch} Message Board

I purchased, about 15 years ago, a fun Martha Stewart home crafts book at a garage sale and one of the items I so wished to re-create  was a porch chalkboard. 

She had hers on the porch of a summer cottage; a-mazing.  While my house isn't a summer cottage, it is a home that has visitors often, of which I miss.  A message board would be nice, every now and then. And it looks super cute!

  



The craft called for a Large Black Slate piece, which I never came to find. Which then lead me to recreating it myself, in my style.  I found, at the Goodwill, this Frame and voila the vision was born.


Before / After



I gave the frame a white wash look after a little sanding

Then, I found this great Tutorial for Rosette Flowers online (pinned it, of course) and decided to add them to the frame.




I then decided to have a piece of chalk readily available so, I got my trusty hot glue gun out and, with twine, attached it to the chalk.


Since having completed this project, a few weeks ago, I've added a Burlap Letter to the porch, some flowers, and a watering can.  It's surely my style now!



But here's the funny part.  I've had two random secret messages posted:




After a few days, I discovered who the 
sweet messengers were, my girlfriends, they're so silly! :)

So there you have it.  Now get paint on your hands, and make your space, your own.





        


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26 comments:

  1. Too cute! You know I adore anything chalkboard painted! I also love the E!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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  2. LOL at the messages...was Carmella at all involved?!?
    Lovely chalkboard! <3

    -Evey

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  3. Hi Ladies! Thanks Jessica! Evey, no, but I bet if she was close, she'd be sneaky too. LOL

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  4. That is a great message board! Best wishes to you. Linda

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  5. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Have a great day1! @Linda

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  6. I love how this turned out, way to go! I'm a new follower and would love if you followed me back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi, thanks for stopping by, I just started following via GFC. Thanks again. Have a great night! @Hubba

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  8. Thanks! and thanks for stopping by! @Good Life Blog

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  9. That is so cute - well done!! This is a great idea to have. I don't have a porch, so I'm not sure this would go well for my home, but I love it!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Romance on a Dime! I'm pinning this.

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  10. this reminds me of my college days! I hope you'll stop by and add this and any other posts you're proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore and Made Link party

    marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  11. This is such a great idea!! I have several old slate boards and told my hubby that what I want for Mother's Day is to have one of them framed and mounted on the wall just inside the back door. How handy. But I love your idea too. We could do both!

    I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll stop in and follow me back?

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  12. thanks for the follow and sweet words, headed over now. :) @Cranberry Morning

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  13. What a cute idea!!! And secret admirers, FUN!! :)

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  14. Now, this is really cute and smart! I should try to make this! Thanks for linking to Handmade Tuesdays!

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  15. Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring this project at Take it on Tuesday this week! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Super cute idea!
    Thanks for linking up on Successful Saturdays!

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    1. Thanks Angie for stopping by! See you next Saturday if not sooner. :)

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  17. What a fun way to send messages and smart to attach the chalk! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

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  18. How sweet of an idea!! Love it Hilani!! Thanks for sharing with us!! ;)

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