Post # 1
Hello hive 🙂
My wedding theme is “rustic romance.” My latest dilemma is whether I should use framed chalkboards or frames with printed paper for things like table numbers, signs, and seating charts. Or.. can I use both? I don’t want my wedding to look mismatched, but can I mix and match? Ideas/pics please!
Also, I like the look of the white shabby chic frames and framed chalkboards that I see on Etsy… but wow, are they expensive!! Anyone DIY this project that has some pics and pointers to share?
Post # 3
i would stick with the chalkboards to keep it cohesive. they are SO easy to make! you just need scraps of wood or molding and a can of chalkboard spray paint.
Post # 4
I just made a chalkboard for my kitchen. Just find some cheap picture frames or mirrors (I think I got mine at Walmart and its a long one for $8, mind you not the size you want) and Michaels or Lowes/Home Depot have the Chalkboard spray paint. Take out the glass/plastic, clean it on both sides and spray away. Thats it! I looked on Etsy before too and it is ridiculous what they charge for seeing you can do it for 1/3 of the cost.
Post # 5
You can also get plain wood-framed chalkboards at Michaels for really cheap!
Post # 6
You can buy your frames at the dollar store and spray paint them white. If you want the shabby chic look, you then sand off some of the paint on the edges where natural wear would occur.
Buy a can of black spray chalkboard paint and use it to spray the glass if the frame comes with it or a piece of fibreboard.
Here’s a cute extension of that idea for bride and groom chairs:
Here’s a DIY http://www.elegala.com/go/unveiled/461/
Post # 7
I love the idea of white framed chalkboards, and you can take a piece of sandpaper to roughen it up a bit! =)
Post # 8
I am in the midst of doing this project. I bought a kit at A.C. Moore, incidentally, saw it later at Michael’s for 3$ cheaper, what the hell??? Anyway, I first bought three frames from the flea market for 5$ (I’m cheap, can you tell?). Then I bought raspberry spray paint, crackle gloss, and a vintage painting kit in ivory. I am trying out three different styles to see what I like best.
But it’s GREAT to know you can use the chalkboard paint on glass! I was wondering if I would have to get a piece of wood and cut it and all that, but I am definitely going to try painting the glass first.
Post # 9
@brideatbeach: I was looking for these the other day and couldn’t find them. What section should I look in at Michael’s?