Pinterest Project

I was inspired by a something I saw on Pinterest and transformed an old ugly frame into a fun chalkboard. I forgot to take 'before' pictures (ARGH!) but trust me, it was old & ugly.

This was my first attempt at using spray paint, and it was trickier than I thought it would be! I quickly realized that 2 thin coats are better than 1 thick coat and so I tried to be patient while I waited for the paint to dry.

I also gave these cute little owls a quick spray, as they were in need of a facelift (oops, AGAIN forgot to take 'before' pics!

After the paint was dry, I took some sandpaper
and gave the frame some character.

Then I prettied it up with some of my handmade flowers.

I don't know if chalkboard paint is really meant for glass (does anyone know?) but after 3 coats I had a fairly smooth surface of black. Perhaps I didn't use the right brush...I just used one of those cheap foamy brushes and the paint didn't seem to go on very well.

But, in the end I was happy with the finished product :) It was exactly what I had in mind. Today was my daughters 1st day of Grade 1. I want her to write her name and the grade she is going into each year, and it will be fun to see how her hand writing changes! are a few more pictures that I snapped this morning. Enjoy!

Hailey Mercedez.
All ready for Grade 1!

I am thrilled that my daughters like owls :)
Guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

Showing her sisters what's in her lunch kit!

My oldest daughter & I. It will sure be a change not having her around all day. While some other Mom may be wiping their tears or trying to hide their watery eyes, today I am happy. Happy that my daughter gets to experience another year of learning. Happy that she is healthy enough to enjoy life at school. Happy that she loves learning! Happy that we have such a good school for her to attend. Just plain happy.
I love you Hailey!


  1. That's such a neat idea with the chalk board and her writing her name each year! I love it!!
    Hope her first day of school went great and that she is off to a fantastic year!!

  2. Ahhhh... I love it! I am kinda teary - but also sooo happy and proud! WOW Grade one! Hope you had a fabulous day Hailey and am excited to hear all about what you are learning and doing as you embark on your first year of full school days!! LOVE YOU ALL!! Love the crafts as well Am! And that baby belly - I want to feel those kicks and squirms!!

  3. Kristy- I am teary eyed too!

    Hailey - I can't BELIEVE you are in grade one! You are so grown up and BEAUTIFUL. And goodness gracious are you ever stylish! Love you!

  4. I love it! I saw that idea on pinterest too and thought it was so cute. Your girls are beautiful! Hope those first days of grade one go smoothly!

  5. Great pictures! I made a chalkboard like that in spring (a bigger one for my wall)and the paint on the glass is holding up well so far.
    Loving Pinterest!

  6. When you mentioned your project the other day, I thought I stop by and check it out! Such a great idea!

    Hailey you look so grown up in these pictures! I hope you have a great time in Grade One!