DIY Chalkboard frame

I realized awhile ago that I spend alot of my day just in the kitchen and part of that time is spent in the pantry. Yes, its a neglected storage room…no one ever really sees it, mostly because I don’t want them too! From canisters of flour to cans of beans..its all kinda organized but just not very pretty. I decided that I need something to brighten that space up and a chalkboard would be perfect. I could herald the menu on it, write a fabulous quote or doodle a yummy cupcake on it…its just there to put a smile on my face. And bonus: If I have¬†guests, I won’t be too quick to slam the pantry door closed ūüôā

This isn’t a hard project, its a few steps but the result is well worth it. I took a old frame, cleaned it and then spray painted it a lime green and let it dry overnight. I took the backing (thick chipboard)¬†out of it and painted it with RustOleum¬†black¬†chalkboard paint that I had sitting around. I used a paint brush for the application. I let that dry and painted it once more, then one more time to really get a good layer on. So three times total. I then took a piece of white chalk and rubbed it all over the board, rubbed that away with a semi-damp cloth. I inserted it back into the frame and hung it using 3M wall hangers. That was it!


Me want cookie!

Some fun cookie jars to brighten your kitchen counter.

1. Wise Ol' Cookie Jar, Grey     2.

3. Red, black and white purse cookie jar   4. Winking Wisecracker Jar 

5. Personalized Ceramic Cookie Jar - Baked With Love Design - 5319   6.

7. Uglydoll‚ĄĘ Ceramic Cookie Jar - Babo‚ĄĘ Blue picture¬†¬†¬† 8. ¬†

9.    10. Tea Party Polka Dot Cookie Jar

11. Grasslands Road Art of Entertaining 8-Inch by 13" "That's The Way The Cookie Crumbles" Cookie Jar   12.

1. Wise Ol Cookie Jar by Anthropologie $98
2. Cupcake Cookie Jar Pier1
3. Handbag Cookie Jar by Horchow $24-$28
4. Winking Wisecracker Jar by Anthropologie $68
5. Baked with Love Jar by Personalization mall $39.95
6.  CerealArt Bunny Rabbit Jars $175
7. Uglydoll Babo Blue jar $30
8. Perfect Pair cookie jar, $32.99
9. Juicy Couture cookie jar Neiman Marcus $58
10. Tea Party Polka Dots $33.99
11. Thats the way the cookie crumbles jar by Grasslands $45
12. Cookie Monster jar