The other day I stopped in to Saint Vincent De Paul's Thrift Shop. There were twelve (yes, I counted) bins, all half full of "junk". I like junk. Alot. Except someone must have thought it would be funny to open the adult diapers and put them in each one of the containers. Anyways, I hardly even noticed. But after throwing aside the tenth one, I clued in as to what I was moving. Nice. There was an 8x10 canvas painting that looked like a kid had tried his hand at. I grabbed it and went inside. "Are the containers outside donations or is that free stuff for scroungers like me?" "It's free. Take what you want." Yes!!! The answer I was hoping for! I spent more time digging through those than I did in the actual shop! Even got a huge Nerf gun in perfect condition for the
boys kids! But this post is about chalkboards. And see those water-spotted, out-of-date framed wall decor above? Yup, rescued those out of the "junk". :)
After spray painting each frame a fun, springy color,
I used my DIY chalkboard paint recipe:
I found some really thick jute rope I had on hand and stapled gunned it to the back.