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The Chalkboards are UP!!!!

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!

73 Comments

  1. Andy Porter on October 31, 2009 at 3:51 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE how that looks. I've never seen those at Hobby Lobby!! SOOOO cute above the chalkboard!!

  2. Beautifully Inspired on October 31, 2009 at 3:01 am

    That is so adorable! I did not see them at Hobby Lobby today but I would like some!! What a cleaver idea to hang the chalkboard!

  3. Love the Decor! on October 31, 2009 at 2:54 am

    I feel like a broken record by always saying how cute the projects are and how talented you are
    But they are and you are!!
    Stop over to sign up for my first giveaway when you get chance

  4. Beachbrights on October 31, 2009 at 2:47 am

    Love it!

    XOXO-

  5. KirkKrew on October 31, 2009 at 2:45 am

    So cute! I think the girls may need some of these too! Do you know if chalkboard paint comes in any other colors?

  6. [email protected] on October 31, 2009 at 2:09 am

    I've never seen anything like that! Very cute 🙂

  7. The Decorating Diaries on October 31, 2009 at 1:47 am

    You are SOOO… clever. Love it!

    Janet

  8. Nancy on October 31, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Too darned cute! That's a fun thing for a child's room.

    Nancy

  9. pendy on October 31, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Now I'm sad all over again that I live in Tiny Town…no Hobby Lobby.

  10. [email protected] on October 31, 2009 at 12:21 am

    How AWESOME are these!
    I love them so much thank you for sharing your creative gifts!

  11. Jaimie on October 31, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Those are great! I love the idea of hanging them with those clips. I always see those too and wish I had a project for them!

  12. Shannon on October 31, 2009 at 12:16 am

    That is so stinkin' cute. I cannot wait until we have kids so I can do these super cute things for their rooms. Right now my husband looks at me like I have 2 heads when I share my "ideas" w/ him.
    Great job!!

    Oh and I just recently found you two and you're also both too stinkin' cute!!! 🙂

  13. Tammy of Yarborough House on October 31, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Those are TOO cute for words.

    tammy

  14. Tammy of Yarborough House on October 31, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Those are TOO cute for words.

    tammy

  15. duchess on October 31, 2009 at 12:11 am

    How adorable is that?? I've never seen those huge clips before but I'll be on the look out next time I'm in HL.

  16. Jennifer on October 31, 2009 at 12:01 am

    I have not seen these adorable clips at HL… I need to take a closer look! Your project turned out so cute! 🙂

  17. Anne~fiona and twig on October 30, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Caaaa-uuuute!
    As always!
    XO,
    Anne

  18. Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure on October 30, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    SOOOOO adorable! I wish we had a Hobby Lobby here 🙁

  19. Alisha on October 30, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    I love your new take on hanging these up. Very cute!!

  20. Kay on October 30, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Those are so cute!

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