Monday, September 9, 2013

Crafty Chalkboard

The other day as I was doing some cleaning I found a lap size chalkboard/white board that I bought when I was trying to potty train Wyler that we forgot about for a couple months.  Similar to this one: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Darice-Chalkboard-5-X7-Black/13432510.  As soon as I saw it again I remembered several pins I saw on Pinterest that gave me a fun easy craft idea.

Here are the pins:
http://pinterest.com/pin/207165651580832383/
http://pinterest.com/pin/192599321533823239/
http://pinterest.com/pin/303430093614205607/
As soon as the boys were in bed for nap time I grabbed the calk board, my paints, stencils and brushes.  I mixed up a shade of blue I liked and painted the wooden frame.


After it was dry I tested out the four stencils I was trying to decide upon.  It took me a little while to figure out how to get the right amount of paint, and how to dab it properly so that it gave me a nice clear image.


I decided I liked the roses the best.  So I flipped the board over and started to stencil away.  I got to much paint on one flower, so it looked more like a blob.  When I tried to clean it off before it could dry it only smeared, so I left it before it could get worse.  After stenciling the blossom back over that spot I continued on.  As soon as the paint was dry I hung a picture hanger on the back, wrote that day's dinner menu on the board and hung it up.  I am pretty excited to have it.  I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.


Now I won't have to repeat myself over and over telling my family what's for dinner.  It will be posted out where they all can see it.  And if I don't keep up with the menu this board is great for all sorts of fun stuff.

1 comment:

  1. How fun! I like what you did with it. :) It would be fun to use it in the dining room when having a special Valentine's dinner, or something like that. :)

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