I have been wanting to make a chalkboard calendar for quite some time. I consider calendars to be a decorative item as well as functional. I have seen quite a few chalkboard calendars online, but many of them used a calendar decal or vinyl mat for the calendar part. I decided to create one with some of my stamps. I then added a Graphics Fairy french style transfer to the top of the chalkboard.
I found this chalkboard on clearance at Joanns. It's not hard to figure out why it was priced so low. It was really gaudy with the rooster and the bright patterns. I knew I could do something with it because it was the exact size I needed for a space on my kitchen wall. I should have bought another one but at the time I couldn't see past the crazy design. I mean I like roosters but not like this! I had to use two coats of gray craft paint just to cover up the design. I then added some oyster white because it went well with the frame.
I had a set of calendar stamps with months and days so I decided to use those to decorate the chalkboard. I really like this set, but the smaller numbers were rather tiny.
I discovered it can be a bit messy trying to draw grid lines and adding small pieces to a chalkboard of this size. Everything did not go according to plan, but I completed it which was my main goal. I thought it might be a cute idea to have a calendar that you could change by moving the months and days around without drawing and erasing. Since August is almost over I decided to do September and I stamped out the month, days and numbers. I then attached the little pop dots to the back of each piece and assembled it. I have to say I do not recommend doing it this way because it takes too long to assemble everything. I like quick projects but I always seem to want to try something that is time consuming! It's hard to tell in this picture but by using the pop dots it gives a dimensional look to the calendar.
I softened this image a bit to give it more of a vintage feel.
Since it's almost fall I plan on changing this calendar soon to match the seasons. I'm happy with it overall, but I like the graphic part of the calendar the best. And that was the easy part. Isn't that just the way it goes. Thanks for stopping by.
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