Time Out Tuesday: Little Lucy Lu

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

  • Bec@littlelucylu
    May 17, 2011

    Thanks so much for having me, Carmella!
    Oh! And the chalk ink … they don’t have Hobby Lobby ’round these parts (Oregon!), so I don’t know about those stores … but they have them at Michael’s and Craft Warehouse! (Or if you’re in a pinch, you can definitely find them at good ol’ amazon.com, too! :-)

  • Meghan
    May 17, 2011

    Oh, I love this! I never thought of painting the glass from a frame with chalkboard paint… genius. Love Little Lucy Lu! Great idea. Thanks for posting.

  • Katie
    May 17, 2011

    Adorable! I totally want to make on of these!

  • Megan @ Jumping Bean
    May 18, 2011

    Love Love Love this!!! Little Lucy Lu sent me! I def want to try this little project out!

    Great blog!! :)

  • Sarah from practicalpraise.blogspot.com
    May 18, 2011

    Came over from Lucy Lu…what a neat project. I thought for sure you would use something other than the glass! And Gals, your site is loaded! I’ll be back!

  • Love Sweet Love
    May 18, 2011

    This is perfection. Everything from the gorgeous cabinet to the cute and functional frame! love love! Coming from lucy lu and following you now too!

  • Lissa (Bellenza)
    May 18, 2011

    Wow, that “chalk ink” would be great for those “chalkboard props” used at parties! Just learned something new…thanks!

  • Julie
    May 18, 2011

    What a cool idea! I might make one myself! Are you coming to the Arkansas Women Blogger conference? There are less than 2 weeks left to register! Check out our website to register soon! We hope you come! http://arkansaswomenbloggers.blogspot.com/p/featured-blogger.html

  • gina
    May 19, 2011

    Love this :) I have a slight obsession with chalkboarding everything in sight :)

    Btw…I got some chalk markers at Hobby Lobby. They’re called Bistro markers and come in a set of four colors. I’ve found that if you leave the chalk on the board awhile, it stays even when you wipe it off :( anyone else have this problem?

  • Anonymous
    May 19, 2011

    Very Cute! Looks easy too….thanks for sharing!!
    Holly from Texas

  • Meg
    May 19, 2011

    Visiting from Little Lucy Lu! Super cute project! The only question I have is when you write you list on a chalkboard like this, do you have to then transfer it to a piece of paper before you go? Seems like extra work to me! LOL Although, the board is so cute and will save clutter, so its probably worth it!

  • The Gerhardts
    May 19, 2011

    New Follower! I found you from Little Lucy Lu
    Come on by and follow me as well!

    June 3, 2011

    Really the best blog!

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