You know when you’ve had a chalkboard for a while it starts to lose the ability to write on it. Yes, you could reapply some more black paint to keep on using it but today I’m sharing another fun way on how to upcycle a Farmhouse Chalkboard.
How to Upcycle A Farmhouse Chalkboard
There’s just something so fun when you’re able to save something with a little help from some paint, stamps and decor transfers. Using mixed media definitely takes your projects in a creative direction and the possibilities are all up to you and your creativeness.
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- old chalkboard or you can find this one for sale over in my SHOP
- Fusion Mineral Paint – TSP
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Raw Silk
- Brush – I used the F30
- Fusion Mineral – Champness
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Clear Wax
- 40 and 120 grit sandpaper
- Iron Orchid Designs Decor Transfers – Wander
- Iron Orchid Designs Decor Ink – Stone Gray
- 120 Grit Sandpaper
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Chocolate Sample
- Iron Orchid Designs Decor Stamp – Typesetting
- Iron Orchid Designs Decor Stamp – Craquelure
- Wax Brush
- Old Rags
When using decor transfers should I remove the backing paper?
When using decor transfers its always good practice to keep the backing paper on your transfer because if you get anything like dust or the transfer adheres to something it will stick and could also affect the transfer adhering properly.
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Step 1 – Give the entire chalkboard a clean with TSP and some warm water. Using an old rag dry off and then grab your brush and give the entire chalkboard 2 coats of Raw Silk.
Step 2 – Using a led pencil draw a crock in the lower panel of the chalkboard. Using some watered down Champness give the crock a washed look. Let dry.
Then cutting out various flowers and greenery from your decor transfer and start layering and applying then to your crock so that it looks like the flowers are spilling out.
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Almost there – Using the Typesetting Decor Stamp and Stone Gray Ink stamp on the word “bloom” to the top part of the chalkboard. Then using the Craquelure Stamp lightly stamp in the background around the crock to give it some dimension.
Using some chocolate float around the crock to make it pop.
Step 4 – Using some watered down Champness apply to the frame to give it a washed effect. Once dried using the 120 grit sandpaper distress the frame to your liking.
Final Step – Stamp your favourite Crockery Stamp in the centre of your crock and let dry. Then to finish and seal in all your hard work grab your wax brush and wax.
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I have upcycled a few chalkboards too and yours is absolutely stunning. Perfect for spring and summer. Thanks for sharing
So happy you like it Chas, thank you!
What a lovely transformation, Sam! Your chalkboard looks fabulous! Your floral design against the blue really makes it pop!
Thank you so much, Gail! So happy you like it! It was a fun makeover!
This turned out soo cute! Incredible before and after!!
Thank you Jenna!
What a sweet new use and style. It’s so pretty!
Your revamp chalkboard is beautiful. Love the color and the flowers. You are very talented my friend.
Thank you so much for your kind words Terrie!
Great transformation Sam and a nice way to usher in Spring. I love how you used mixed media in this project! I’ve never used transfers, but will definitely remember your layering technique when I do!
Oh, you will have a ball, Sara! Can’t wait to see what you do!
It’s so pretty! What a great idea!! I love this!
This is now art. Fun how we always see the possibility for something new. Love your makeover as always Sam. Pinned.
Your upcycled chalkboard is so pretty! I love the colors and the design.
Sam, when I first saw this I thought, wow it’s gorgeous and she must be a painter. You are obviously very creative but now that I’ve read through your post I see that this is something I could maybe do myself. Thanks for sharing your ideas and techniques.
Yes for sure Patti! You could do it with your clever creativeness! Thank you for your kind words!
Stunning transformation and so darling and pretty too.
I love it and I have daughters that would too.
It was a fun crafting blog hop,
Sure was fun crafting with you to Jemma! Thank you!
What a transformation! I love the colors you used, too! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
This turned out so pretty! What a fun transformation! Great to hop with you!
Thank you so much, Shelly! Been fun hopping with you too!
Such a beautiful project. So fun hopping with you!
Awww thank you, Cynthia! Been fun hopping with you too!
Such a cute idea. Wish I had one around to try it out on. Glad to find you on the blog hop
Hope one comes up for you soon to have a play with Andrea!
Sam, this is so cute! I have never used transfers and have only stamped a couple of times, I can see this is something I need to look into. I am loving all of the different crafts we are all sharing!
Sam, what a lovely transformation of an old chalkboard. I’ve never tried those techniques and appreciate your informative tutorial.
Very creative project, Sam. I love stenciling my Chalkboard. What a pretty image.
So glad you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. Thank you Carol!
Sam, you would never know your new chalkboard was once a dated thrift store find. It looks fantastic! I need to try out those transfers, too. What an amazing makeover! It was fun hopping with you!
Sam, you are so incredibly talented! I love this transformation. The colors and the flowers are perfect for spring. So happy to be on this hop with you.
What a cute upcycle. I absolutely love it.
Thank you, Cynthia! So glad you’ve enjoyed the upcycle!