I’ve been dying to hop aboard the Chalkboard Art bandwagon. I even bought a can of chalkboard paint so I too could transform something into my magical chalkboard canvas whereupon I would create masterpieces of chalk fantabulousness.
Then I remembered that I have three kids. And the likelihood of a chalk drawing surviving anywhere below five feet high in my house was slim to none (if I could even manage to create it without the interference of tiny hands!)
So when I was at Walmart buying some gluesticks for my son’s Kindergarten class and came across Elmer’s Black foam board I knew just want I needed to do.
The first thing I did was disassemble the frame and spray paint it gold. (No pictures of that part-bad blogger! B-A-D blogger!)
Then I scoured Pinterest for Chalkboard typography inspiration.
Now I personally free-handed my letting while looking as various sources of inspiration. If you don’t feel you can do that you could easily create your wording in a document to print out and trace.
I chose a corner of the foam board and traced my picture frame opening in pencil so I could see what I was working with. I figured I had four chances to get it right-the foamboard is double sided and was just over twice as big as my picture frame! Luckily I got it on my first try!
I drew my letters out in pencil first. I was able to erase stray marks and mistakes without messing up the foamboard coloring which was awesome and took a lot of pressure off as I drew!
After I was happy with my design I began drawing it in with a paint pen. Too easy.
When the lettering was finished I sprayed the back of my foam board with spray adhesive and adhered it to the picture frame backing. Then I took an X-acto knife and trimmed around the edges. Boom. In the frame it went!
I threaded some ribbon through the hanger on the back of the frame and hung it over a mirror on my dining room server. I love it and think it perfectly compliments my Christmas tree and my neutral colors in the room.
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