Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Kitchen Chalkboard

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Ginger at Enchanting Cottage asked to see some better pictures of my kitchen chalkboard. I found the frame for this at the flea market, it was either $5 or $10...I can't remember. I asked my dad if he would cut a piece of wood for the back so I could make a chalkboard out of it. When he gave it back to me, I was shocked! He not only put the wood on the back he took it all apart and added a tray for the chalk and eraser, and painted it in my favorite shabby chic way!
It looks small in these pictures but it's huge! Look at the eraser on the tray to get an idea of the scale of this! It's perfect for this wall in my kitchen!

38 comments:

debbiekay said...

You NEVER cease to amaze me. I absolutely love the chalkboard. I see you get your creativity from your dad....how sweet.

Thanks for ALWAYS making my day.

Debbie Kay

Glenda said...

Old frames are not just for pictures anymore, they host a lot more idea's. Keep up the good inspirations.

Glenda

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy how lucky you are to have a Dad to fix it up like that for you to turn it into such a fabulous chalk board.
Alison

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Your Dad is awesome.... I bet you didn't even have to explain what you were going to do...and why...he just knew it would be wonderful
Linda

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

OH Cindy thank-you so much for sharing this beautiful peace. I knew the detail on it would be just perfect. It would be priceless! You and your dad should start a small business. I am sure you would get LOTS of busness.
Take care and thank-you again.
ginger

Amy said...

What a beautiful chalkboard. I love the idea. We can all use a big chalkboard in the kitchen. Such inspiration again. Amy

Pam said...

Cindy, how pretty and functional - my favorite combination! Your dad is very talented, and created such a loving gift!!

jilly said...

I have a chalkboard in my kitchen too and I love it! It is an old vintage one though so it weighs about 30 lbs!

Mary said...

What a terrific dad! You are both so talented!
xoxo,
Mary

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love that! And your father is just as amazingly talented as you are!
Penny

JeannieTheDreamer said...

What an awesome Dad! What a beautiful chalkboard too. I can use one in my future basement :)

Have a great day.
Jeannie

keith, anita & kids said...

You and your dad - wow! What a team... Love the lemon garland, too. Is it a recent find?

The Feathered Nest said...

Cindy, this is GORGEOUS!!! I love that it is SO BIG, too.....loving what you do! xxoo, Dawn

Nan said...

I love the way it looks. Great Dad!
Hugs,
Nan

Rosemary said...

So cute Cindy!! Everything you do is amazing.
Rosemary

Andrea said...

Can I borrow your Dad for, oh I don't know, three months or so? I love that. I have a giant expanse of wall in our eating area and I've always wanted to put a big chalkboard there.

Your Dad is wonder.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

How sweet your dad is to create that just for you! Lucky Lucky you!

Charlotte said...

What a gorgeous chalkboard. It's so creative.

Mary said...

Wow is your Dad for hire? What a great job he did - and even knows how to do shabby chic. Way to go Cindy's Dad.

Glad you got your high faucet - great aren't they!!!!

kverzani said...

I
have an old vintage "blackboard" that my husband brought home one day. I'll admit, at first, "what am I going to do with this?" I will now say, I'd be lost without it.. yours is so nice. Aren't Dad's wonderful... I miss mine so much.

Linda said...

Wow I love the chalkboard, your Dad is very clever just like you.
Cheers Linda

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

That is just amazing I want one too!! Wish I had a spare wall :0(
Alicia ~ time worn style

Robyn said...

Oh I how I love that thing! I want your dad to make me one! Pretty please....I'll pay top dollar! LOL! OH MY WORD it is truly lovely! Lucky you Cindy!
Hugs,
Robyn

Jen said...

Love the chalkbaord! It is so "romantic". Your home is just beautiful.
~Jen

Tara said...

Cindy

This is just great--super idea and a useful item for your home!

a pink-bee said...

What a sweet project- What a great Dad :) !
All your decorating ideas are awesome :)
If you get a chance I posted a mirror re-do I did that is a bit different-
Have a Happy day :)
crystal :)

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Oh Cindy, I love your chalkboard. I have been looking for one to buy for my kitchen, but you have given me inspiration. I have a huge frame that I painted white, I paid $1 for it......thank you sweetie!!

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Joan Fricker said...

Cindy, I love your chalk board.
What a nice surprise from your Dad too.

A Romantic Porch said...

That is adorable. What a wonderful Dad you have! xo Rachel

Susie Q said...

Your dad is amazing! And what a fantastic project! YOU are truly an inspiration Cindy!

Hugs,
Sue

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Hey Cindy, I was nominated for a Spreader of Love blog award and I am in turn nominating you. Love your blog and think you have done an amazing job in your home.

OKGardners said...

Who knew a chalkboard could be a piece of art!?? That is beautiful. I'd like to see your entire house - room by room. Please?

Betty in Oklahoma

Meg said...

Again, what a dad you have!

I love the size of it. Great choice!

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

I can see that creativity runs in your family!

You two make a great team.

Marilyn

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I love it! Your Dad did an awesome job! And just in your style too! It fits perfectly in your home!
Barbara

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a fantistic idea.
Aren't Dads great!

Michelle said...

That is so cute!

Rose said...

That is really lovely! May I borrow your dad?