What do you do when you are obsessed with chalkboards, but have no talent with lettering?
Well, ya cheat...
Here's my old chalkboard I made years ago. If this is your first visit here's the info on it...
As most people do, I painted an old picture frame and Wild Bill cut a thin 1/8 inch hardboard down to size. I painted it with black chalk paint (not chalkboard paint) and didn't bother to chalk it up as I like the dark black look with the bright white frame. It seemed a little plain, so we screwed an old metal spice rack (with cup hooks) into the frame.
Recently I took down the Fall decor that was hanging on it and started decorating it for Christmas. I added 2 battery operated twinkle lights (about $7 at Walmart and Target, they are my go to for any decorating) , 2 regular branches and 2 flocked branches, and then an old bow that's been around the house since time began.
That wasn't gaudy enough, so I added 4 silver-glimmer reindeer ornaments (a 10-pack for $4 or $5 at Walmart) above the cup hooks.
As you can see, our kitchen cabinets are kind of a brownish-yellowish color. I like the goldish bow because it matches the cabinets and I thought the silver reindeer matched the flocking on the branches. That's the excuse I'm using anyway...truth is, I just thought it looked festive!
But then, there was the problem of the chalkboard. Maybe you've read before that my go-to chalkboard saying is "Happy 4th!" Yeah, that's the extent of my chalkboard skill set. So what to do?
I found this oval, looks-like-a-chalkboard sign at a local store and hung it on a removable 3M hook from Lowes. Problem solved.
Here's a close-up of the lights blurred so they stand out. It's hard to see them in some of the pictures, but they really light up when it gets dark outside.
And that my friends is how you cheat to make your chalkboard lettering when you write like a 3rd grader...
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