Valentine Chalkboard Upcycle

Greetings Friends! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I'm sharing an upcycle of yet another recent clearance find! This one wasn't so pretty in the beginning but it just needed a little love...

Valentine Chalkboard Upcycle  Upcycled clearance chalkboard sign

Here's the before and as you can see this metal sign was pretty beat up--but nothing a little paint couldn't fix! 

Valentine Chalkboard Upcycle  Damaged clearance chalkboard BEFORE upcycle!

After wiping it down, I gave it a coat of chalkboard paint.  Next, I wanted to emphasize the pretty scrolled edges, so I brushed the edges with Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Yesteryear.  

Valentine Chalkboard Upcycle Chalkboard upcycle tutorial
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Last year, I found a set of several chalkboard print decals marked down for less than $2 at Target. You may remember this Pier One knock off I made for my friend, Carly.  Theirs was $50--mine was $5!  I used one of the decals, and saved the rest for just the right project...

Valentine Chalkboard Upcycle  Pier One chalkboard knock off

...and the Love is all we need decal is the perfect sentiment for my freshly upcycled chalkboard. Remember the sparkly heart from Friday's Find? Like my winter tablescape, I kept the burlap and vintage sheet music runner from the holidays on my mantel, for a romantic touch.  Scrabble hugs and kisses, a mossy bird and mini succulent pot complete the vignette.  {See how to make your own mini succulents here.}

Valentine Chalkboard Upcycle Clearance chalkboard upcycle and Valentine decal

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Valentine Chalkboard Upcycle  Damaged clearance chalkboard upcycle and tutorial

Do you enjoy creating chalkboard projects?

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  1. I like it, Cecilia! The shape is perfect for a chalkboard. I love repurposing different things into chalkboards - it's a fun way to add a interest to your decor. :)
    Happy Sunday, my friend!

  2. I love this! I made a chalkboard menu board for my kitchen but I cheated and used the chalkboard paper! I love your very unusual metal board. The heart looks great on it.

  3. Happy Sunday Cecilia ... thanks for another inspiring idea. Love how you took your thrifted items and made something as lovely as this. Valentine just around the corner ??? (Oh my, guess I had better get Christmas put away) !!!
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  4. It all works so well together! Love the sparkly heart, always nice to have some bling. Don't you love it when you save something and find the perfect use for it later? I sure do! xoKathleen

  5. This turned out so cute, Cecelia! I do love chalkboard art!

  6. Adorable! I don't have any chalk pieces in my home. I like the look and it reminds me of my teaching days. Maybe someday!

  7. This is a fabulous board and I love the scroll around the edges! I have a chalkboard easel that was purchased for my beach wedding and I happened upon another board that I bought at Goodwill. It hangs on the wall and I am thinking once it gets a makeover my kitchen will become it's new home. Thanks for sharing your creativity and have a great week :)

  8. That is soooo cute! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home.


  9. That is adorable! I love chalkboard paint. You touch with the scrabble letters is so cute.

  10. So cute and creative!! Thanks for sharing with us at Talk of the Town.

  11. Hi Cecilia, you always make such great things. Thank you for sharing it on SYC. xx Jo

  12. Cecilia, would you mind if I share this post in a roundup I'm putting together? I'd use one of your photos and link back to you. You can email me at mediumsizedfamily at gmail dot com. Thanks!

  13. Another fun redo Cecilia. Love the shape of it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. Cecilia, I love chalkboard art!! Thanks so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays!


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