August 16, 2011
Pottery Barn Style Wedding Chalkboards
I have some friends getting married soon who are doing a vintage-themed wedding and presented me with the request to make "bride and groom" chalkboards, along with a photo from a Pottery Barn calalog showing theirs, to hang on their chairs for their wedding--distressed style, of course! They were fun and simple to do, here's how I did it:
-First, I started with plain wooden photo frames- one was black, one was white. I removed the glass and spray painted it with chalkboard paint, and allowed to dry. (30 min. minimum)
-Then, I painted the white frame with dark brown acrylic craft paint and let dry. Then I painted both with white latex satin paint as the top coat and allowed those to dry.
-After the frames were dry, I took medium grade sand paper and lightly distressed the edges and grooves. I added dark brown paint to the raised areas that would naturally distress to add more detail. I made the "groom" frame more rugged and masculine and the "bride" frame more elegant and feminine.
-The finishing touch was adding ribbon to the cardboard back so that the glass would sit on top of it, sandwiching the ribbon into the frame to make it more secure, and gluing with a low temp glue gun.
Gladly, Ryan and Savannah were as happy with the results as I was. Can't wait to see them displayed
on their wedding day!