I fell in love with chalkboards years go. I loved the ones I would see in downtown sitting on the sidewalks out front of delis & bakeries. I would marvel at the hand writing. I didn’t even know the word ‘font’, but the font intrigued me. My handwriting would never do, so I never pursued owning my own. Then along came the internet . . . And 10 years later I discovered it. Blogland was FULL of them! Everybody who blogged had one, almost alway in their kitchens. Then one day I had the common sense to type, ‘DIY chalkboard art’ into the search bar, and our lives changed forever.
I was in a thrift store, our local Habitat For Humanity Restore when I saw it, a $1 oak cabinet door! This time I did not let it sit for a month. I drove straight to Michaels craft store and bought a small tube of black chalkboard craft paint, then ooflew home. I taped off the frame and applied 2coats to the center, one in either direction and let it cure for a day. Here’s a tutorial similar to the one I found that day, the one that created a Monster. It’s at sincerelysarad.com.
I change this at least seasonally. During football season, weekly depending on how the Falcons are doing. This year I could have put a big X and been done. For 16 weeks. But I’m not bitter.
I’ve have done lots of chalkboards over the past year and sold them. There must be LOTS of people out there who feel the same way about there own handwriting.
These were for a wedding reception.
This one was an old, framed print I had in storage. The picture was from three houses ago and very dated. So, I primed the glass and painted it with two coats of Rustoleum chalkboard paint, and there you have it.
These fall in the category of
‘If I can do it, anyone can!”
Have a great week,