DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Chalkboard Frames

Hello Friends and Happy Monday!  


Hope you had a great weekend!  The weekend always seems to fly by at our house…Friday night Pizza Party (what my boys call it even thought it is just our family eating pizza), Daddy and boys day on Saturday followed by our last Family Christmas of the season and a shoe shopping outing with Grandma (because I’m not crazy enough to do it alone with all three boys! and the boys feet just won’t stop growing!)  So now it’s Sunday night and it feels like I just picked my oldest up at the bus stop on Friday.


But…Somehow in all the craziness called life at our house, I was able to check something off my never ending to-do list.  Even better, it made a dent in my Goals for 2014!  Yay!

DIY pottery barn inspired frames

Have you looked at the recent issue of Pottery Barn Kids?  Well, I look at it almost immediately when it comes in the mail.  I came across this picture in my latest issue and thought “How easy would that be to make!”  

pottery barn chalkboard frame

{Pottery Barn Kids}

I often say this, but this time I knew just where I wanted to hang the frames and everything.  Off to the garage I went to dig through my frame stash.  Low and Behold, I had purchased three of these exact frames on clearance at Hobby Lobby awhile back…could have been years…who knows.  

pottery barn inspired frame before

They were just what I needed, although not exactly like the photo…But I liked the price- FREE.  Don’t you just love when projects fall into your lap?!  Me too!


The frames already being black made the project even easier…Woohoo!  Unfortunately they were not coated in chalkboard paint.  So all I had to do was give them a couple coats of chalkboard paint.  Mine don’t look exactly the same…I chose not to distress the edges, but I always can…if I change my mind.


Then I let each boy write their names on the frame using a chalk pen.  I might have helped the littlest after he added his scribbles.  So fun…So us!  The boys love it!

And I have art in my Living Room…and photos of the boys,  at that!  (Two things I wanted to accomplish this year.)

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Chalkboard frames

Now, if you are wanting to recreate this at home and do not have the smooth frames I did…There are unfinished smooth wood frames in most craft stores.  I have seen them at Michaels, Hobby Lobby and JoAnns (Maybe even thrift stores or Dollar General).  They are inexpensive, especially if you use a coupon.  Give them a couple coats of chalkboard paint and write whatever you please.  If you like the distressed look of the Pottery Barn frame, simply sand the edges a bit.  Love to see your version!


What fun projects have you been up to?



Sharing with…SugarBee Crafts, Kleinworth & Co, The Turquoise Home, Tatertots and Jello


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    What a fun idea, and I love it when you make make things for free! We’d love it if you came and linked up to our Do Tell Tuesday party (it’s live now) to share this cuteness!

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      onekriegerchick says

      Thanks so much…I love free projects too! I always shop my house before heading out to the craft store. Thanks for the invite too!


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    I just noticed those in my lates PB catalog and thought…I need to make some myself. And here you are, beat me to it!!! LUV it and pinned it. I follow you now via Hometalk. Christine from Little Brags

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      onekriegerchick says

      Thank you so much…You should make a set too! Mine are not exact replicas and I would love to see your take on them! Sp glad you stopped by…Ariean

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      onekriegerchick says

      Oh my gosh…You are just too sweet…you might have made my day! I am loving how they turned out!

      Happy Week!


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