Saturday, January 26, 2013

Frame to Chalkboard: Third Time's a Charm

Third Time's A Charm

 I have a hard time passing by any frame: garage sale, curb alert, thrift store, they all end up in my home cluttering up my work table (I actually have two work tables because I can't keep one clean enough!).

For this project I picked the larger frame, the one with that "gorgeous" cat in the middle. Not sure why this pic was framed so nicely. ???

I did rip off the backing, again, a very nice frame job for such a funny picture. I don't get it. Maybe at one time it had meaning to the owner...before it ended up a freebie. Anyways, I only ripped it off to salvage the black matting frame...who knows when that will come in handy? 

This is the first version. Decided to use it as a monthly tracker for our "total debt paid-off." But I wasn't digging the all black look. Just didn't seem to fit into the room. Click Here to see the Tutorial on the Credit Card Chalkboard in the back.

Here is a photo of Take 2. Eh...still not digging the frame color. (The brown portion in the photo below.)

Third time's a charm, right?

Here it is above the stove replacing a garage sale plaque. I like the message way more than the colors. 

Its too big for this space...too bad I hammered in two addition nail holes to mount When I find a smaller frame I can repeat the idea. Now to find a place for this frame with some "elbow room."

Here it is perched on top of the Credit Card Chalkboard in our dining room. It won't last there long since it isn't anchored to the wall. Eventually this bright colored beauty will find a permanent home in our home.

...until then it'll stay a wandering chalkboard with fun quotes sketched on it to keep us motivated. 

 “We buy things we don't need with money we don't have to impress people we don't like.” 
― Dave RamseyThe Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

“If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.” 
― Dave Ramsey

“Pray like it all depends on God, but work like it all depends on you.” 
― Dave Ramsey

“You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.”
― Dave Ramsey


  1. I love chalk boards and I love Dave Ramsey!! We just finished our journey to becoming debt free a few months ago. I don't know if you read that post?! I read his book repeatedly for years!

    1. Oh and I am STILL working on getting my post up from the award! It will get done.... :)

    2. That Liebster Award thing is lengthy! Just finished reading your story. Amazing! Thanks for sharing it. Look forward to reading your Liebster. :)

  2. Like your chalkboard and your financial inspiration!

  3. So very cute! Love it! Really like Dave Ramsey too! Saw you over at A Bouquet of Talent and am happy to be following you via GFC! Looking forward to more!

    1. Thank you Danni! I love your site and have been a follower for a while now. Thanks for following me back!

  4. Hello, I found you on A Banquet of Talent..your chalkboard turned out awesome! I am also addicted to buying frames (and painting then)! Will be following your site!

  5. It looks great, and the credit card chalkboard is awesome! I love Dave Ramsey!! Have all of his books. Congrats on your financial freedom journey!!! :) Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Have a wonderful week.


  6. I love chalkboards!! Thanks for linking up to The Weekly Creative.

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  7. Chalk board addict alert:) Love to see all the creativity. Yours is super sweet! Swing by

  8. Thanks for sharing this inspiring post at Simple & Sweet Fridays. The frame to chalkboard looks like a fun project, Just Perfect! Have a wonderful week!


  9. Ahhh hun that is so great, you always have the best ideas!

  10. Such fun ideas!
    Thanks for sharing over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. Hope you'll join in again on Saturday.

  11. These look great! I love how you reused the frames and jars.

    Have a great week.


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