Repurposed Calendar Holder into Wall Art
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Before I get to this project, I wanted to tell you all some exciting news! I have opened an Etsy shop called “Birdies’ Stencil Shop”. I had my little ones in mind when I named the shop.
Several years ago our neighbors were throwing away their calendar holder, and my husband picked it out of the garbage for me, wasn’t that sweet?! He knew I would love it and I did. I held onto it for a while trying to figure out what to do with it. I finally made it into a chalkboard. Chalkboards are so cool, but I found out that I didn’t use it very often, like maybe 2 or 3 times in a couple years, so it was time to re-think my chalkboard.
I decided to simply make it into wall art to hang near my in-progress coffee station. I detached the frame from the chalkboard, sanded down the chalkboard, and simply painted one coat of black acrylic paint over the board. I love how there’s still some chalk showing through in bits. It was then stapled back into the frame.
I designed a coffee stencil using different words associated with coffee to form a coffee cup shape. I used the fonts Tingler Script and Tingler Print. This free coffee stencil JPEG File is in the resource library available to email subscribers to this blog.
I stenciled my coffee design onto the freshly painted, but dry board. I also painted the frame with “Natural Tan” latex paint and when it was dry sanded quite a bit of it off to give it a rustic feel.
What do you think? Do you like the new piece of wall art? How about the coffee cup stencil? Do you have a chalkboard? Do you use it a lot or not so much?
I would love for you to come over and visit Birdies’ Stencil Shop, and see some of my other stencils!! Thanks for stopping by the blog today!! I hope you have an amazing day!!
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