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Monday, November 19, 2012

Framing a Chalkboard Wall

Last week while cruising through Restore I found this cool antique frame.


It followed me home.......and begged me to paint it........and rub 'n buff it just a little.  I thought about having a mirror cut to fit inside, but I decided instead to hang it on the chalkboard wall in my entry foyer.


My Be Nice or Leave display is taking a break for the holidays.  After the New Year it will be back though I'm sure.  That's the great thing about chalkboard walls that are also magnetic; the possibilities are endless.  I hung the frame from a nail because it's way too heavy for magnets. 


I used a vintage clip-on earring turned magnet to dot the I.

  
We're full on ready for turkey day!!!  And I'm just itching to get my Christmas tree out  - eeeeekkkkk, I can't wait!  

Have you found any cool things at Restore lately?  Do little changes make you as giddy as they make me?  What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish.......this is crazy but my favorite thing is jellied cranberry - yep, straight out of the can - crazy right?!  But for real - I could eat a whole can!!!!!!    



20 comments:

  1. I am obsessed with your whole entry. The new frame is great! Good find! :)

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  2. Your entry way is GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Seriously, love everything. Totally and completely jealous. ;)

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  3. awesome! i love the chunky frame! it looks perfect!

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  4. It looks really great. Love the earring detail!

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  5. Your entry is beautiful! I have the same mirror by the way! lol I love your magnetic wall and that with a few small changes you can change the whole look. So clever and practical -- such a "fun" wall. I'm thinking of where I could add a touch like this in my home.

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  6. That is such a great find - and I love your new message (and the cute use of the brooch! clever!)
    Hope you have a fun Thanksgiving week with your kiddos! Gobble gobble.

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  7. Yep, I'm right there with you on little updates making me happy! It's absolutely perfect, down to the dotted i!

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  8. Huge score on that frame. I love the new look of that and so smart with the earring. Happy Thanksgiving week!!!

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  9. Ugh, I thought my parents were the only ones that like the canned jellied cranberries! :) It's a staple on our Thanksgiving table! Seriously, will your fantastic ideas never cease? Love your entry switch-up. I think that frame probably was a mirror at some point. It really reminds me of the mirror I have on my mantle right now that was part of an antique dresser. Before I read your post I just returned from buying some chalkboard paint for a spot on the wall-you have me re-thinking if I should make it magnetic, too!

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  10. Love, love, love this! Beautiful entryway and I love the idea of hanging a frame over the chalkboard wall, it really finishes the space nicely!
    I'm your newest follower by the way :)
    -Ashli
    Thegrayhouseontheleft.blogspot.com

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  11. Love the idea of hanging the empty frame on the chalkboard wall...brilliant! And never thought of using the magnetic chalk paint...doubly brilliant! Your entry and whole looks fantastic and ready for holiday guests...enjoy!

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  12. Ugh I want your entry way! Such a great find! Love how you painted it!

    -Sarah {tuckerup.blogspot.com}

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  13. That frame is awesome!!! I LOVE the Restore. As in it physically pains when I drive past and don't have enough time to go in and check things out. My fav Thanksgiving dish is a creamy rice, broccoli and cheese whiz mixture my mom tosses together. It's to die for.

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  14. your entryway is so inviting :) and it makes it even prettier with that vintage frame! love it!

    huggies***
    rea

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  15. What a great find Carmel! Your entry is beautiful!

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  16. That little wall just gets better and better. That frame is amazing and the chalkboard wall is extra special because of the gold letters.

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  17. Carmel,

    I have been sooo successful in the Lexington Habitat Restore. Love that place. Check out my fb page for the before/after of my newest ( a chair for my craft room).

    Kathleen Bell

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Be nice or I'll tell your mom! xoxo -C

 
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