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

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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


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

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

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

  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

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

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

  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.

  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


  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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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