Friday, 16 March 2012

Chalkboard Redesign...

I've always wanted a lovely chalkboard for my dining room... at present I have an old cork board, which is so full no one can read anything on it! So scrolling down Pinterest I found homemade cork board and it inspired me. 
I found a chalkboard at The Range for £6 and collected my ideas...
We don't drink tea or coffee, so the coffee tiles on the board just didn't fit my home, but they made a great place to start scrapbooking. I wanted to attach clothes pegs so I could still keep notes and the obligatory school letters somewhere safe, and I have discovered a love for odd buttons!
This is how it turned out...


I collected family photographs, scraps, pegs and buttons... Rather than cut the pictures neatly, I tore them and chalked the rough edges. I used Gloss Mod Podge glue (you could use PVA) and covered the tiles at the top of the board then placed my photographs. When they were secure I painted over them with Mod Podge  to give a gloss finish and protection. While the glue dried I got out the hot glue gun, Yay! I glued clothes pegs where I wanted them and random buttons across the frame.


When the glue dried I was left with a lovely scrapbook effect panel on my chalkboard. The buttons make great decoration and I love the pegs! Overall I'm very happy with the final result!




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