I’m totally not crafty. I don’t think that I have the patience for it but I’ve been seeing these amazing chalkboard calendars during linky parties over at ShabbyNest and they have made my whiteboard calendar look pretty crappy. I know. I know. I’ve mentioned this site before-what can I say. It is really helping me out right now with the choices that I need to make.
I found one that I would really like but swooned a bit when I saw the $150.00 price tag. Gack! Suddenly I felt a bit inspired to make my own.
1) I started with a really ugly picture that had an attractive frame that I got from Homesense for a tenner.
It was pretty quickly spray painted with blackboard paint. Thanks to http://redheadscraftmorefun.blogspot.com/2011/05/picture-frame-chalkboard.html for showing me the terrific idea of taking an ugly picture and just painting over the whole thing. BRILLIANT!
Three coats later, I scruffed it up a bit with sandpaper to give it a more aged look.
2) Inspired then by http://craptastickatie.blogspot.com/2011/05/magnets-its-science.html I used a silver Sharpie, paint pen and drew on a calendar grid.
Ummm…yeah. Still working on the photography.