Chalkboard Wall Update: Open Picture Frames.

When J and I were planning our wedding, we, like many other couples, were smitten by the idea of a photo booth, so we DIYed one using plywood that we hinged together (for portability). We cut a hole in the plywood (big enough to hold an open picture frame) and covered the plywood with wallpaper. It was a big hit with our guests and with us!

Our-Wedding-PhotoBooth-1

Our-Wedding-PhotoBooth-2

We also used an open picture frame as a prop for our wedding photos, as seen below:

Open-Frame

Since then, I’ve started collecting open picture frames; I most recently used them in Lionel’s first nursery to display his name above his crib:

L's-First-Nursery-Open-Frames

When we moved into our new home and decided to paint a chalkboard wall in our kitchen, I knew that I wanted to hang some open picture frames to add a little more fun to the wall.

After a quick coat of paint (I used BM’s White Dove – the same color as our DIY farmhouse table – and BM’s Blue Lake – the same color as our front doors), our chalkboard wall has a little more life! Take a look:

Chalkboard-Wall-Updated

Chalkboard-Wall-Updated

Chalkboard-Wall-Updated

So far, we are loving our chalkboard wall; L loves drawing on it, and it gives me a great place to make lists and get my creative spirit on! We would love any tips to keep the chalkboard wall looking crisp and fresh black – any ideas from veteran chalkboard users?

{Top four photos by Creative Kindling}

About Sara

Sara works in higher education, but she's most proud of her role as a Mama to two precocious boys, Lionel Conner, age 4, and Quincy August, age 2. In honor of turning 30 in 2016, she pierced her nose to "keep her young." She loves watching guilty-pleasure television, writing about motherhood, decorating her first home, sipping red wine with her husband Jordan, and chasing after her sons.

One Response to Chalkboard Wall Update: Open Picture Frames.

  1. valery February 3, 2014 at 10:03 AM #

    love the frames with L’s name above the crib!
    I think I remember a teacher who loved to wash her board every night with a wet sponge, but I don’t know how that would work with paint. I’m sure there’s something out there with the chalkboard wall craze!