{Magnetic Chalkboard} Mega Post

Since I found myself with an abundance of cool picture frames on hand, I figured it was time to start doing something with them. You may remember some of these thrifted frames from Thrifty Thursdays past.
I bought some sheet metal from Home Depot and my handsome hubby helped me cut them to size with our tin snips.
I used a sponge roller to apply the chalkboard paint to the sheet metal. I did two coats of DecoArt’s Chalkboard Paint.
I used Krylon’s Peekaboo Blue on this one. Isn’t it beautiful? Look at that detailing!
I took the other frame that’s in the above “before” picture and used Rustoleum’s Summer Squash. It’s so bright and happy!

I love the yellow against the black chalkboard! Again, check out those details!
I didn’t get a before picture of this one {gasp}, but it was shinny gold before it’s makeover. Now it’s painted with the beautiful Heirloom White by Rustoleum!
I had so much fun with these, it was nice to use some fun colors! The blue one ALREADY sold!!! The other two will be listed in my Etsy shop soon! Oh how I’d like to keep them, but how many chalkboards does one girl need?
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  1. Oh my gosh…do you ever rest??!!??? I love your projects! You are one very talented girl!!!!! 🙂

  2. What beatiful frames! I made magnetic boards with the magnetic paint, but you really need to use strong magnets. This sounds much better.

  3. I love them! I’m so jealous at your beautiful finds! i’ve been looking and looking but can’t find any at the right price. Apparently where I live frames are a rare commodity and people like charge an arm and a leg for them! eek. But I love your ideas! Have you considered glazing a few of them to give them a cool rustic look? Just a thought 😉

  4. I have looked and look for fancy frames like this EVERYWHERE I go and I can’t get my hands on ANY!!! I LOVE IT!!!

  5. Love them. I really like the colors you used.

  6. These are fantastic! You have some really great ideas!

  7. oooo…so amazing. the detail is gorgeous in all those fabulous colors. yellow, blue, white- sheesh- I kind of want them all. 😉

  8. I am soooo in love with those frames can you say gorgeous lines and perfect for some awesome paint. I am your newest follower. 🙂

  9. Love the colors & the frame detail, these are scrumptious!!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  10. Love the colors & the frame detail, these are scrumptious!!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  11. Love your frames & how ornate they are…i’ve been thrift shopping & cannot find any so cute! I finally just ordered one from Restoration Hardware Baby/Kids – i’m hoping it’s what i envisioned???? xoxo, tracie

  12. These are adorable! i just made one last night for my living room!

  13. Those are incredibly gorgeous!

  14. These are soooo cute. I just love both colors…so HAPPY!

  15. Those frames are stunning! Love the yellow.

  16. I love this idea. The colors are adorable.

  17. I love chalkboard anything and yours turned out awsome…my fav is that blue 🙂

    Lina-Fancy Frugal Life

  18. I friggin love this idea!!!

  19. ooh! These are SO lovely! I am LOVIN’ the colors you selected! Nice work! 🙂 Michelle

  20. Oh my I love this!!

  21. Those are fantastic! I bet those will sell out UBER Fast! You are going to have to keep making them!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  22. Those frames are SO beautiful! And turning them into chalkboards is perfect — great choice of colors too!

  23. I’ve got to go to the sales you go to. Your frames are beautiful.

  24. LOVE!
    Came by from A2Z and now a follower:)
    Wish our thrift stores had cool stuff like yours seems to!! LOL

  25. These are great frames and I love the color. I am totally feeling anything chalkboard right now!

  26. Really cute! I have frames to use too. You have inspired me to get busy!

  27. I love these frames and what you did to them…the colors are perfect!

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  29. Too funny I have the same exact frame (the yellow) I used ballet slipper

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