Well, the chalkboards are UP! I spent today finishing up some projects and one of them was to get these suckers up on the walls! I think I am more in love with the way I chose to hang them than the chalkboards themselves:)
Have you ever seen these massive unfinished wooden clips at Hobby Lobby and wondered what the heck you could do with them because they are so darn cute?
Well I have many times as I stroll down the unfinished wood isle. Then it hit me! I finally had a purpose for them!
I disassembled them, spray painted them with Rustoleum American Accents Heirloom White…
and distressed the edges with my 3M Sanding Block (80 grit sandpaper).
Next I painted on Minwax Red Mahogany to the newly sanded edges…
gave them some Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze love (paint on/wipe off) and put them back together again!
Ahh! I love them and they are ready to be put to use!
Time to hang!
I put 2 large saw tooth hangers at the top corners of each chalkboard…
used my handy dandy Easy Tacker to staple the ends of two pieces of twine to the top corners
and pulled the center up to a point!
Now for the cute part!
I also added saw tooth hangers to the back of each clip, hung them both up on the wall and clamped them down on the top of the twine!
The completed Rustic Chalkboards! As you can see they are already being put to good use! (NOTE: the chalkboard is hanging on the wall not from the clips!)
I love the way the chalkboards turned out and they really are a strong focal point in their rooms! I think the clips add such a great custom twist and compliment the rustic feel of the boards! If you missed my tutorial on the Rustic Chalkboards you can see it HERE!