Friday, October 30, 2009

The Chalkboards are UP!!!!

UPDATE!
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UPDATE!
I will be linking these up over at Kimba's DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land!!

Well, the chalkboards are UP!  I spent today finishing up some projects and one of them was to get these suckers up on the walls!  I think I am more in love with the way I chose to hang them than the chalkboards themselves:)



Have you ever seen these massive unfinished wooden clips at Hobby Lobby and wondered what the heck you could do with them because they are so darn cute? 



Well I have many times as I stroll down the unfinished wood isle.  Then it hit me!  I finally had a purpose for them!



I disassembled them, spray painted them with Rustoleum American Accents Heirloom White...


and distressed the edges with my 3M Sanding Block (80 grit sandpaper).


Next I painted on Minwax Red Mahogany to the newly sanded edges...
gave them some Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze love (paint on/wipe off) and put them back together again!



Ahh!  I love them and they are ready to be put to use!

Time to hang!


I put 2 large saw tooth hangers at the top corners of each chalkboard...




used my handy dandy Easy Tacker to staple the ends of two pieces of twine to the top corners


and pulled the center up to a point!

Now for the cute part!


I also added saw tooth hangers to the back of each clip, hung them both up on the wall and clamped them down on the top of the twine!

The completed Rustic Chalkboards!  As you can see they are already being put to good use!  (NOTE: the chalkboard is hanging on the wall not from the clips!)







I love the way the chalkboards turned out and they really are a strong focal point in their rooms!  I think the clips add such a great custom twist and compliment the rustic feel of the boards!  If you missed my tutorial on the Rustic Chalkboards you can see it HERE!

I hope you all have a great weekend and don't forget to get those projects ready for our Gorilla Glue Link Party and Giveaway this Thursday November 5!  You can get all the information on it HERE!

I will be posting this at Poppies at Play for Creative Cats Friday!

I will also be joining Saturday Night Special over at Funky Junk Interiors!









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I will also be linking this to the Before and After Party over at TDC!


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71 comments:

Kay said...

Those are so cute!

Alisha said...

I love your new take on hanging these up. Very cute!!

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

SOOOOO adorable! I wish we had a Hobby Lobby here :(

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Caaaa-uuuute!
As always!
XO,
Anne

Jennifer said...

I have not seen these adorable clips at HL... I need to take a closer look! Your project turned out so cute! :)

duchess said...

How adorable is that?? I've never seen those huge clips before but I'll be on the look out next time I'm in HL.

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

Those are TOO cute for words.

tammy

Shannon said...

That is so stinkin' cute. I cannot wait until we have kids so I can do these super cute things for their rooms. Right now my husband looks at me like I have 2 heads when I share my "ideas" w/ him.
Great job!!

Oh and I just recently found you two and you're also both too stinkin' cute!!! :)

Jaimie said...

Those are great! I love the idea of hanging them with those clips. I always see those too and wish I had a project for them!

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

How AWESOME are these!
I love them so much thank you for sharing your creative gifts!

pendy said...

Now I'm sad all over again that I live in Tiny Town...no Hobby Lobby.

Nancy said...

Too darned cute! That's a fun thing for a child's room.

Nancy

The Decorating Diaries said...

You are SOOO... clever. Love it!

Janet

Lindsey@creativeattempts said...

I've never seen anything like that! Very cute :)

KirkKrew said...

So cute! I think the girls may need some of these too! Do you know if chalkboard paint comes in any other colors?

Beachbrights said...

Love it!

XOXO-

Love the Decor! said...

I feel like a broken record by always saying how cute the projects are and how talented you are
But they are and you are!!
Stop over to sign up for my first giveaway when you get chance

Beautifully Inspired said...

That is so adorable! I did not see them at Hobby Lobby today but I would like some!! What a cleaver idea to hang the chalkboard!

Andy Porter said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how that looks. I've never seen those at Hobby Lobby!! SOOOO cute above the chalkboard!!

~ RM said...

How clever!! I haven't seen those at our Hobby Lobby- I will have to look again! ;)

Lindsey @ Better After said...

I love the distressing. I never know what to do with raw wood. That looks GREAT!

{ L } said...

Ummm, why am I always so completely impressed?!! Those pins are AWESOME!!

Shelbie said...

Oh my goodness. The giant close pins are soo cute! Very creative.

Misty said...

I LOVE IT!!!!! Great idea! I love hobby Lobby!!!

Petit Debutant said...

I've never seen those at Hob Lob, what section did you find them in?

Vintage Junky said...

very cute!
Smiles!
Michelle

Sharon said...

Very cute!

KirkKrew said...

Check this link out: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/make-custom-color-chalkboard-paint

This is what I found for different colors of chalkboard paint.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh I LOVE how you pushed this project up a notch! You've added such whimsey to what would normally be a simple chalkboard. WELL DONE!! I'm in LOVE with this! The glazing really gives it the right kick of interest too. Perfect.

And why on earth doesn't Canada have Hobby Lobbys?!? We have Michaels. Anyone know if that's a sister company?

Thanks for linking up to the party!

FJ Donna

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

This is fabulous!

Amanda said...

love love love it!! have seen those clips and huge scissors too-what a great idea for a playroom!!

The Painted Home said...

RIDICULOUS how many FAB ideas you 2 have.
I wish there was a Hobby Lobby near me!!
Can I ask how much you paid for the clothes pins? So Pottery barn!!

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

You've been AWARDED!
http://trash2mytreasure.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-very-first-award.html

Mama Kat said...

SO impressive! And you really make it look like anyone can do it!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I need to go to Hobby Lobby!!! So cute!!!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Your chalkboard idea is fabulous. The giant clothespins are the perfect touch, and the distressing is awesome. I've never come across those giant clothespins, they are too cute. Thanks for sharing.

beth said...

I have never seen those clothespins at HL, but I will be looking for them the next time I go. So cute!!

Anna said...

very cute project, great idea!

Sandy said...

Great job, you are so creative!
Sandy

Michelle said...

That is the cutest project I have seen in a long time! Excellent creativity! XOXO

Michelle said...

That is the cutest project I have seen in a long time! Excellent creativity! XOXO

Mikael@starter home to dream home said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Do you EVER run out of perfectly ADORABLE things to do? I LOVE IT! I feel the need to totally do this project. LOVE IT! (I especually love the "little" clothes line clips

Lynn said...

Those are so cute. Love the "hangers" Enjoyed seeing how you combine paint to get your look. Have no idea what Hobby Lobby is but sure wish they had a website. I would love to make one of these for my laundryroom/side entrance from the porch. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Magic Brush said...

Those are just precious!!!!!!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

like the chalkboards, but those huge clothes pins are something else!!! Awesome way to hang the chalkboards!

Susan said...

Oh my , could that get any cuter? what a terrific idea and great way to spruce it up.

Diann said...

Hi!

Very cute idea!

Have a great day!

Jane said...

I love how you used the clothes pins. I've seen those at Hobby Lobby and never really knew what to do with them either ...thanks for the great idea and tutorial.
Jane

Kammy said...

Very cute and I bet Kade loves it !
Kammy

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

Love the way you used those clothes pins!! Very clever.

Jess said...

Amazing. Seriously. What a fun way to hang a chalkboard!

--Jess @ FloralShowers.com

Candace said...

Really cute! We have a Hobby Lobby opening near us soon! Can't wait!

Sam said...

Oh I am in love with this idea!!! Hobby Lobby is an hour away from us but I think this is worth the trip.

Lori E said...

This is crazy cute. I love it.

Tamera said...

These turned out great! Love chalkboards and the clothespins add so much!
Great job!
tamera@doubledelight

Sarah said...

Very cute! God's blessings, Sarah :D

Mommy Words said...

I love these and I am going to look online - they had none in our hobby lobby! Great job!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Those are just too cool!

Mandy said...

Love it! Great project!

tales from an oc cottage said...

WOW!!!

m ^..^

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It IS darling - just like you told us!

Elizabeth said...

I love them.Thank you for sharing! Makes me wish there was a Hobby Lobby in Pittsburgh!

Tiffany said...

Those look fabulous! Love them. Love the finish you gave to the big clothespins. Great idea to use those, it definitely does give a nice custom rustic look to the chalkboard!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

That is really a creative idea! Super cute!

Design A-Peele said...

soo impressive!!! absolutely love this!

Robyn said...

again, so astoundingly cool!

Kim -today's creative blog said...

very very cute! Thanks for linking.

Amanda said...

That is so cool! I love it!

deborah said...

Just too stinkin' cute! Such a fun project to do and to enjoy each day! Thanks for the detailed post~ Deborah

K @ Thrifty Teacher Blog said...

Super Cute!

mommy2luke2008 said...

I saw these a while ago and still had this idea in the back of my mind. This is soo cute! I featured it on my friday favorites!
http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2010/10/friday-favorites_22.html

 
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