Chalkboard in My Foyer

Posted by on Jun 17, 2012 in chalk paint, foyer | 63 comments

I have had a chalkboard in my foyer for years.

I love to be able to write words of welcome right at the entry.

I took the easy way out and painted the chalkboard paint directly on the wall.  It is very easy this way – no boards to cut.

The downside is, when you paint, you have to re-paint your chalkboard.

Yes, we recently re-painted, so. . .

here is my “new” chalkboard.

This started as a framed picture of a bull.  Picture something from the 70′s.

But, the frame was amazing!

Free for me, because my mother-in-law bought it for me!

Now that I am a big believer in painting EVERYTHING with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I gave this a light coat.

Old White and dark wax.  All VERY light!

I like the aged look that it gave the frame.

I still have not painted the trim around the new front door. . . just pretend like it is white and matches the rest of the trim!

I will get around to it later.

I held the frame up where I wanted to hang it and I traced around the inside of the frame.

Then, I painted on 3 coats of chalkboard paint and hung the frame.

Now, I have a chalkboard until I decide to paint again!

Not likely, since this is a 2 story entry and I have to hire someone else to do it!

 Not to mention, I love this color!  Very light and neutral.

Here is a look at the rest of my entry in relationship to this chalkboard.

You can see into the dining room and the family room from here.

Another flying pig!

I am a sucker for a lamp. . . especially if it has a bird on it!

You can get a better idea as to how this entry works with this picture!

Notice my precious littlest one in the stairwell. . . she was just waking up!  My light is best early in the morning!

I had these letters made several years back.  My dad made the board for me and I painted it and added the letters to it.

This is something that we always want our girls to always remember!

This is the view coming down the stairs.

I still want a rug for the foyer and dining room.

I just can’t find anything that I like yet!  (That I can afford!)

Again, pretend that the casing around the door is white!

Another sign that I had made.

My desire is for everyone who enters our home to feel welcomed!

Life to the full to you today!

 

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63 Comments

  1. Love that frame, Melissa! Love this look of your entry. Your home is beautiful. I’ve got to find some time to go back through your archives. I’m sure there’s lots of eye candy to see!

    • Thanks for stopping by! I do hope you get a chance to look around!

  2. This is beautiful! I’d love for you to share this on Tuesday’s Tidbits @ Naptime Delights: http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/06/tuesdays-tidbits-link-party-5.htmlThanks so much!
    Sarah
    {http://naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

    • I would be glad to share! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. That frame is fabulous. I love it. Great saying. Hugs, Marty

  4. What a great idea… turning an old bull picture into a really cool (and beautifully painted frame) chalkboard. Love the verse on the chalkboard!

    • Thanks! I am so glad that my mother-in-law saw past the hideous picture and saw the beautiful frame!

  5. Pure genius! Thanks for sharing this idea. I’m visiting from Metamorphosis Monday :)

  6. Your house is so chic!
    ♥Linsey

    • Chic! My house has never been described as that before, but I like it!!! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Awesome frame! I enjoyed every picture–your house is beautiful! Visiting from Farmhouse Porch.

  8. I love the transformed frame. Your home looks so cozy and inviting. Thanks so much for dropping by L’Heure Bleue At Home!

    • Thanks! I love a good transformation!

  9. Love the frame!! So pretty and your dinning set is gorgeous! Thanks for linking up.
    XO
    Kristin

  10. What a pretty entry area you have! The frame is lovely, and I really like the storage unit with the chicken on the front.

    • Thanks! The cabinet with the rooster was one of the first pieces of furniture that we bought! It will always be special!

  11. Love this post, please link it up with me Wednesday on Wow Us Wednesday.

  12. Super cute, and your house is adorable! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com!

  13. The frame is terrific, Melissa! And it looks super with the Annie Sloan paint treatment you gave it.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I hope you’ll join the fun each week. Be sure to stop in tonight, and see yourself featured. ;)

    By the way, tonight is the last night to enter my “French-inspired” giveaway, if you haven’t already entered.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

    • Yeah! Thank you so much for the feature! I will be sure to stop by!

  14. Hi Melissa,
    Well girl you are on a roll, you are also a feature this week at Ivy and Elephants as well.Your chalkboard looks amazing. Come on by and grab yourself a featured button!
    Hugs,
    Patti

    • Yeah! Thank you so much for the feature! I just found your party this last week!

  15. Love your house, even the pretend white door casing. Thanks for showing your chalkboard and frame. I’m a real fan of frames turned into chalkboards!

    • Thanks for humoring me and pretending that the painting has all been finished!

  16. What a beautiful home you have! Love your dining table and the chalkboard has a gorgeous frame!

    • Who would have thought that the frame used to house a 70′s bullfighting picture!? Thanks for stopping by!

  17. Wow!!! The frame looks great! I love using chalkboard paint. :)
    I will be sure to take a look around your blog.

    ~Stephanie

  18. Found your link at Sherry’s. You entry is wonderful and the chalk board is brilliant! I love the sign over the dining room opening. Definitely pinning that one!

    • You are too sweet! Thanks for stopping by!

  19. This looks great – I love the frame!!
    I just dicovered your blog from over at crafty scrappy happy and look forward to reading more posts!!
    I hope you have a fantastic week!
    Best wishes from Australia:)

    • Australia. . . wow! I hope to visit there one day! Love the accent!!! Thanks for stopping by!

  20. Love your decor! So gorgeous and beautifully arranged! Where did you get those tiny cloches that are on your painted table?? I REALLY need those! :)

    • They were a gift from my husband. . . I am sure they were mail order! He gave them to me about 6 years ago! Thanks for stopping by!

  21. You have a lovely home. Your framed chalkboard looks fabulous in your foyer. Stopping by from Inspiration Friday.

    • Thanks for stopping by and for the comment love!!!

  22. Beautiful chalkboard – I want one now, too!
    I would love if you stopped by my party to link it up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

    • I would love to link it up! Thanks!

  23. I love this idea! I need to learn how to write fancifully though :) We actually have a great place to hang one so I will get right on it. I found you over at the Picket Fence. Thanks for posting this!

    Lindsey
    http://www.roadto31.blogspot.com

    • Lindsey, thanks for stopping by! As for the fancy writing, I do not consider my writing very good, but if you use a lot of different styles and try to make it a little off-centered, it works better! Do not strive for perfection! Good luck with yours!

  24. Love the large size of your frame and it looks great there. The arrangement on your foyer table and the dining room are lovely.

    • You are too kind! Thanks for taking the time to share that with me! Enjoy your weekend!

  25. This is so GREAT! Featuring you today! XO, Aimee

    • Thanks so much for the feature!!!

  26. Love it! Love your home too…such talent here. Happy Saturday to you….enjoy this day the the Lord has made! =O)

  27. your house is beautiful!!

  28. What a great frame for a nice big chalkboard! It turned out beautifully and you have the perfect spot for it!

  29. Could your home be any more beautiful? I think not! It’s GORGEOUS. I just adore your chalk board – I have just the spot for one so I will be on the hunt for a fabulous frame. Stopping over from the Newbie party. jane

    • Jane, you are too kind! Good luck on your hunt for a great frame! Thanks for stopping by!

  30. Lovely! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

    • Thanks for hosting the party!

  31. Thanks for sharing this creative chalkboard on Simple & Sweet Fridays. That frame is gorgeous! Your home is beautiful.

    Jody

  32. Hey Melissa I am Liebster Awarding you today b/c I think you layer your decor like a Master. LOL I love your Foyer and the dining room. I’m linking this wonderful room up.

  33. beautiful entryway! you’re a girl after my own heart just painting the wall instead of finding a board. i’ve been eyeing a wall in our house for months … i’m wondering if your wall is textured? if it is, it doesn’t *look* like it makes a difference to the chalkboard fun … i can feel the courage to just do it building!

  34. This turned out so wonderful! Love it. And I’m just crazy about your house too.

    Warmly, Michelle

  35. Another question… Your wall signs? Remember who and whose you are…did you hand letter those or use some sort of decals? I’ve been wanting to launch into some for us with some of our family sayings/verses…but need some hints/helps.

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