Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bigger is Better

Back in March 2011 I made my first message chalkboard. I was so excited because it killed three birds with one stone. It got a frame out of my garage, it covered the lovely hole in the wall after we removed the 1970's intercom and it gave me a great place to write messages and have a grocery list! At the time I thought it was the perfect size measuring 23.5 x 27.5..but I was wrong!

I told my family I wanted something bigger, they were all opposed to anything bigger on the wall. But while shopping at Hobby Lobby one day I found a large mirror in the 80% area, it was a black frame and the mirror was cracked. You can came home with me!  The mirror was removed, the black frame was primed and painted linen white and than I glazed the frame in a coffee glaze. The inner beading on the fame I did a lite dry brush stroke of the glaze and wiped lots of it off. 

While the family like the frame, they still are said it was too big for the wall. I stood my ground and we cut and painted out a chalkboard.

I love how the white pops on the inner moulding.

And here it is on the wall! Its a huge 31.5 x 43.5, and guess what after the fam saw it on the wall they all loved it! And you would be proud I never said "I told you so" well ok..just once! LOL  I love it!! It is perfect, has plenty of room for everything I need.
So sometimes ladies..Bigger is Better!!!

And you might wonder what happened to the smaller one..well it was my first and I could not get rid of it so it hangs proudly in the laundry room and is perfect there!!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!!!


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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

The larger frame does fill the space nicely. I like your finish too.

Debt Free Mommy said...

It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog and you're invited! Please come by and link up any post(s) related to making your home a better space. I hope you'll join us for Making Space Mondays. Hope to see you there! -Tabitha

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I agree - looks GREAT! You were so right.

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

Hi, Margaret! Your frame is lovely! The finish is really pretty! So happy to be following you now. Please stop by any time! =)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great find, Margaret! I think the bigger one looks great on your wall. Love the detailing to the frame.

DeeAnna said...

I say Go BIG! Lovely!

Etcetorize said...

Oh yes, much better bigger! Looks great. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

That looks awesome!

suzyq said...

It looks amazing - beautiful job!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

It really is lovely! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Krafty Kat. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Kathie said...

I love it! I have a huge marker board (with burlap background) hanging in our hallway! I love the size! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty!

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this at my party! Looks great! I think bigger is better too!

Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

Love it! Looks good!


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks beautiful! i love the frame and love the new larger size! :)

Tulip TrueAim said...

I love the frame and I am a new follower! Hope to see you at True Aim!

Full Circle Creations said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


Jeanette said...

Great minds think alike! I'm currently working on a big chalkboard to cover up an ill placed light switch. Love your frame!

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Love the larger frame and the details on it. What a pretty way to write reminders...not to mention cover up an ugly hole...

Stephanie said...

Big is Beautiful. Glad you stood your ground.

must love junk said...

Oh, I agree-bigger IS better! :)
It looks great! I'm your newest follower and I'd love you to visit and say hi!

Katie Drane said...

I'm so glad that I'm following you! What a clever idea. Thanks for posting on the All Star Block Party!


Tami Von Zalez said...

I kinda like the smalls myself ...

Popped in from Jann's SYCT.

Christine said...

Oh you're right! Bigger is definitely better!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

michele said...

love the supersized board!

come visit soon.


Athena at Minervas Garden said...

This is a beautiful finish that you've created on this ornate frame--I love it!

BJ_Mama said...

GO BIG OR GO HOME, I say ;) Looks Great!

Jann Olson said...

Bigger is defininately better! Love, love it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Becolorful said...

This turned out great. Sometimes we just know don't we? :D I love that you did this with a broken mirror. I'm going to go scour our Hob Lob. :D Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful.

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

You are so smart! I just love what you did with this! Thanks for linking up your super big chalkboard!

Take care,


Meg said...

This is so lovely! What do you paint the chalkboard paint onto?

Thanks for sharing on The All Star Block Party!

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor said...

I think it's awesome...go big or go home!! Thanks so much for linking up with Mop It Up Mondays!


Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Bigger is definitely better! Really lovely!

Stacey said...

I love your frame with all its wonderful nooks and crannies!
Thanks for linking up this week at the Creative Inspirations Party at Embracing Change!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Like the larger frame and fills the space. You were right looks great - and love the finish on it! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Britni @ Hubby Made Me said...

Haha, bigger is better! Love it! It fits perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing at my Throwback Thursday party, I love having you each week :)

Debt Free Mommy said...

I can't wait to make my own framed chalkboard. I love the one you've made. It's gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking up with Making Space Mondays! Please come back and link up again soon--the current linky party will be open all through September to give us more moving time. Feel free to link up as many posts as you want about making your spaces better. Thanks again. -Tabitha