It's been awhile since I last posted, and with spring creeping in I'm thinking up new projects every day...just maybe not finishing them in a timely fashion with the nice weather and all! So here is a quick and easy craft project that really only takes a few hours and about $25 bucks!
Ugly damaged painting with hard surface from Gordman's : $17.00
Chalkboard Spray Paint: $3.99
Random wood scraps from the hardware store: $1.50
Craft Paint: $1.00
Glue stick and Glue Gun: Free
Random other materials I never used: couple bucks....
|What a deal! On clearance from $59.99|
|Paint looks like an egg...|
|Paint and ledge wood.|
|3 coats to cover the black frame edges.|
|Pay close attention not to get any white on the chalkboard area!|
|My Mom will be embarrassed my nails look this way!|
|Covering board with chalk then rub in with a towel.|
|After board is wiped down with a towel lay the text out to position it.|
|Rubbing Chalk on text back.|
|Flip over and trace the letters to transfer the chalk to the board.|
|Who knew it was so easy...Now just remove paper and fill in with Chalk!|
|Type looks great!|
Only a few more steps and the chalkboard will be ready to hang. I plugged in the hot glue gun after deciding I didn't want to go to all the time and effort to watch the wood glue dry! Took about 2 minutes to glue the ledge on, draw some swirly doodles on the board with colored chalk and hang in the kitchen. Easy project under 3 hours of work time - and it fills the space nicely!
|Glue dowel to balsa wood ledge - Press into place.|
|Ledge glued to board.|
|Now just need to get my "To Do" list up there!|