Thursday, September 22, 2011

Easy Home Made Chalkboard Sign

I love all the home made chalkboards I've seen in blogs and Pinterest.  

I thought I would give it a try and make my own.  

Last year I bought some Chalkboard paint in black.  

The project stalled until one day I thought about my wooden Merry Christmas sign.  The back side is blank.  I could use the blank side all year as a chalkboard and turn it around for Christmas. 

So I finally gathered up my supplies...the Merry Christmas sign, chalkboard black paint, scissors, painter's blue tape and a paper bag. 

I had left over paint samples from Benjamin Moore in a light shade so I used that for my primer on the back of the Merry Christmas sign.  My Hubby came up and saw I was painting on our kitchen island and said I wouldn't let him do that...and he was right...I wouldn't.  

I sprayed the chalkboard black paint outdoors...two coats...letting each coat dry over night.

This is the first saying I used on my new Chalkboard sign.

Right now the sign is just balanced on my stove.  I may use the removable Command 3M strips to hold it up on the tile wall so I don't have to worry about it falling down.

I changed it to this saying today.  

I use the chalk ink pens in white.

The only negative so far is the chalk ink doesn't completely can very faintly see the previous writing.   I guess I can live with that.    

A great place to find good sayings is on Pinterest.

Hope I've inspired you to try making your own chalkboard.

It was fun and easy.

I think for my next one I will use another chalkboard color paint....maybe light blue.

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  1. Sandy your signs are a great idea, I love them and nice work you did.

  2. Sandy, I love it! Now you have two great signs for the 'price' of one!! You did a great job. XO

  3. Oh, I love what you did with the sign and I love that quote, so true.;))
    Happy Fall dear Sandy.;)

  4. I love the 'Eat, Drink, and Be Merry' sign. Those turned out wonderful. My daughter, Jess, just made a chalkboard sign, and she had alot of fun with the project. Have a lovely weekend,
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley