Saturday, February 21, 2009

MakeYour Own Blackboards

ERASERS go from dull to delightful by gluing scraps of vintage fabric, wallpaper, and old ads to the backs of standard erasers for retro appeal. Cheerful children's blocks are reinvented as erasers simply by gluing a piece of felt to one side.

TRANSFORM any object with a flat, smooth surface into a blackboard. Here, the
Farm Chicks used a drawer, dustpan, and enamel bakeware, but you can make use of anything that strikes your fancy, such as an old mirror or a salvaged window.
APPLY two coats of paint using a small sponge applicator or roller, as the fibers in regular paintbrushes tend to leave behind streaks. Chalkboard paint comes in both liquid and spray versions. If you try the spray, be sure to cover the surrounding area carefully to prevent spatter.

via Country Living



  1. Thank you for the sweet comment...i love the chalkboards. I make them with old windows, but the ideas of what you can use are endless.
    Cathleen alyce

  2. oh, i LOVE all these ideas, so simple and brilliant! can't wait to make something pretty like this! thank you for sharing!

  3. VINTAGE HOME .. Wow old windows sound great!!!

    Jek-a-go-go Aren't they amazing? thanks for stopping by!