I am thrilled to introduce this week’s guest blogger, Bec. She has the cutest style (both home and writing) and the most adorable partner in craft, Lucy. I love this simple and inexpensive project she shares and especially how she incorporates it into her charming home. Take it away, Bec…
Hey there! I’m Bec from Little Lucy Lu
— a blog about my life as a mom, wife, and kindergarten teacher, my vintage-inspired style and craft projects, my shopping addiction, living in the country, a recipe here and there, and most importantly – my Little Lucy Lu! Carmella has kindly invited me to guest post on her beautiful blog today, so I’m gonna show you one of my latest projects while I’m here …. I hope you like it, and I hope to see you again at Little Lucy Lu!
I hate cluttered counters, don’t you? Especially the kitchen counter, where everything seems to pile up throughout the day — the dishes, the mail, the cell phone, the keys … among other things! I decided the last thing I needed was my grocery lists
accumulating laying around on the counter, too … so my newest project began.
I got a long, white, wooden picture frame at the craft store for $11.99. (It was marked way down because it had black marks all over it.) Luckily, the black marks didn’t make a bit of difference to me since I was planning to paint it RED, anyway!
I used black primer first ….
…then Krylon’s Cherry Red spray paint.
I only gave it one coat, so the black shows through a little bit in spots – which I love!
Then, I took the glass from the frame and gave it two coats of black chalkboard (spray)paint.
I reassembled the frame and strung a piece of olive green ric-rac through the rings on the back….
….. tied in a knot, and hung from the side of an antique cabinet in my kitchen.
Here are some pictures of the finished product!
(By the way, I have chalk-a-phobia … can’t stand
the feel of chalk … so I use chalk ink markers! They ROCK!)
The antique cabinet has red handles and interior paint, so the red on the frame is a perfect match with rest of the piece!
Cute, right? And SO easy to make yourself!
Yes, ma’am. Super cute. I love the touch of green ric rac – it’s those little touches that make the project. Where do you find the chalk ink? I swear I looked everywhere in Hobby Lobby to no avail. Thanks again for stopping over and sharing your charm, Bec.
~Southern Fried Gal