This sign I made for myself to put in my studio downstairs. Isn't she cute? The supplies are really simple. Just purchase a can of chalkboard paint....since it indicated a roller application was best, I bought a mini-roller and tray. When it comes to what to paint, that's totally up to you. I found this tray at Hobby Lobby in the clearance aisle; I knew I wanted a unique shape....so, with the chalkboard paint it was going to be just right. But, keep in mind you can use anything, including old frames or backing boards (the inserts in old picture frames), even the glass from a picture frame will work!
The chalkboard shown below is being used for the upcoming styled shoot, so I had to leave it blank to keep you guessing.......we'll be able to share photos from the shoot closer to the end of February. To start, I used an unfinished cabinet door.
This door cost me $6 and is made from a beautiful pine wood; nice and lightweight and knotty-just what this project called for.
As you can see, I painted the inside with the chalkboard paint and then glued some jute around the edge. For the wood itself I chose to apply a very subtle wax polish finish, maintaining the natural
We'll be using plain old chalk to add the message to this chalkboard...and then we can just wipe it off and use it again and again.