Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Squirrel Frame Chalkboard

Hi, Everyone!  
The kitchen island is back out on the deck, with the last coat of sealer. While it's drying I've been playing in the kitchen...which is a mess because I had to take everything out of the drawers and off the shelves again. So, here's what I've been working on...


I found this photo frame several months ago, but couldn't decide what to do with it. 

It has squirrels, acorns and leaves running all around the frame...


...I didn't want to use it as a photo frame, so I decided to make a faux chalkboard by cutting a piece of black poster board from my stash of paper goods. 

I took out the glass, cut the poster board to fit, put the poster board and the glass back into the frame, with the poster board on the outside so you can write on it...closed the back, and ta-da! Instant chalkboard...and no painting!...


...next, I added  a wrought iron pine cone lantern...


...Hawthorne berries from the yard...


...and a few more berries...

...added a leaf from the yard, and a Fall colored dish towel.  

The hutch is finished for now, but you know me...I'll probably change it again in a couple of days.
Guess it's about time to bring in the island, and put everything back in place.
                                             Happy Fall! ~
Hugs,
Babs

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18 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great frame, Babs! It's perfect for fall; and what a clever idea for a chalkboard. Great vignette!

Sarah said...

Babs, the frame is adorable. Cute idea to transform it into a chalk board. Love the fall look for the hutch.......Sarah

Sylvia said...

Love the idea of the frame. It all looks great!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

The frame is very fun, Babs. Those hawthorn berries look great on the shelves. The hutch has great fall touches.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Love what you did with the frame, I would have never thought of that.

Infuse With Liz said...

That's a great look you came up with the frame! Love the pine one candle holder and the berries!

Ron said...

Happy Fall, Babs! You know I love that frame....Acorns!!! xo

Alycia Nichols said...

This sounds like the perfect project for me. I HATE painting anything!!! It has just never been in me to paint. Ick!!! You really came up with a great solution! Very creative, Babs!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love that frame Babs, and what a great idea turning it into a chalkboard! Your hutch looks so pretty!

Kelly said...

What a great idea turning that picture frame into a chalkboard! I love your white dishes displayed in your hutch too. Everything looks just right for the season.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your fall decorating looks so pretty. Love what you did with the picture frame!

Diann said...

That frame is wonderful! What a fun find! And what a great idea using the paper inside. Your whole hutch looks wonderful in all the Fall splendor! Thank you for joining TTF this week. Have a fantastic weekend!

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
Love the Squirrel chalkboard, dear friend!!! Your hutch is stunning with the Hawthorne berries against the white ironstone! Looks as if you're ready for Autumn's arrival!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Tanya@takesix said...

Your hutch looks absolutely beautiful! Lovely lantern, and chalk board frame!! Happy Fall!

Katherine Wolak said...

Stunning!!!! I love the decor, every little thing!

Hugs,

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I love your Hawthorne berries.I have wanted to do a chalk board for a while but never bought the paint. Your method seems way easier! Hope your island is dry and back in your kitchen. You can check that off your list!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Babs, The chalkboard is fabulous, what a good idea and I love your pine lantern, it's very unusual. Just to say, you will love the new series of Downton Abbey, I'll not say anymore. Hope you had a good weekend. Best Wishes Daphne

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love that frame, Babs! Your hutch is so pretty with those Hawthorne berries...perfect addition! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie