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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