My first find was NOT a thrift store find but a trash find... it was bulk collection last week and while on my daily walk with Kalia I saw this frame:
I knew spray painting the frame would be a simple fix. The back was completely stapled on, so instead of removing all those staples to get the chalkboard out, I taped it up with some ScotchBlue tape and newspaper and sprayed!
I used blue because I was co-hosting a jungle themed baby shower with blues and greens, so here is a sneak peak of the party with the makeover reveal! (A full post of the jungle themed shower with a couple DIYs will come later!)
My next find was a thrift store find for $1.99-
Four little signs that did not look like anything special, but I thought the jagged appearance looked "jungley" (I used this word a lot during the baby shower prep...)
Again, I went with the Scotchblue tape and some newspaper to cover the stick part and I used Chalkboard spray paint for the first time! It was awesome!
All you need to do is two coats to make a chalkboard surface. It was much easier than pulling out a can of chalkboard paint and cheaper. I figured on such a small surface the spray paint would work well and it did!
And for another peek of the party:
|Yes, I have terrible handwriting, but I can spray paint?|
I wish I wrote Please Take Five! We had so many animal crackers left!
If you want to make your own chalkboard frame check out my DIY for a magnetic chalkboard frame!
Also, check out Thrifty Finds from the past!