Chalkboard Vinyl Calendar Tutorial



My friend Kassy has the most amazing calendar/message/magnetic center in her front entry hallway.
After seeing it, I just knew I had to have one!


My mom made this clock a few years ago...the clock mechanism stopped working, and she couldn't find a big enough one to fit, so she gave it to me!
I have been looking for the right size mechanism for over a year now...and the clock
just looks so sad up on our wall- broken!









 
 
 I decided to re-purpose it  into our new calendar/message board! 

I hacked away at the clock machine on the back...my mom heavy glued that beast on. Then I grabbed a random tool from our tool box and pried the numbers off...which was a lot easier said than done.







Sorry for the terrible pictures... it was late at night and I didn't realize the kiddos had played with my camera settings. =) 







After getting all the numbers off, I decided to take the frame off and sand the back piece. Thankfully, I scored a nice hand sander for a few bucks at a garage sale last weekend! 

I filled in the hole with wood filler, sanded like crazy, painted it a pretty blue, and reattached the frame. The picture doesn't do it justice... 










I cut the chalkboard vinyl with my Silhouette SD, and eyeballed the placement.







 
 
I got some awesome Chalk Ink markers - so I made a holder for them out of a mason jar and pipe clamp. 






 
I really want to add something else here, but not sure what... any ideas??













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I will be linking this up to some of the blogs found here.








7 comments:

  1. Emily, this is awesome! you're so crafty!

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  2. Love this. Just one question, can you erase the chalkboard ink? I have never worked with it and wasn't sure about this.

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  3. love this so easy to use perfect for busy lives come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  4. SO pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would share this project at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-4.html

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  5. Lovin this!! Don't think i could make something this great!! doesn't even look handmade!

    i would love it if you would share this on my link party , Serenity Saturday over at www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  6. That looks so awesome! I need to make one. If I find a frame maybe I could by the vinyl from you. Love your blog by the way!

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  7. Love your idea! I am going to share your link on my blog. Thank you for a wonderful tutorial!

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