Hello friends. Today we have a pretty simple chalkboard DIY for you to brighten your space! Growing up in our New England home it was always a big deal when the season changes. It means a fresh start! New season! My mom had (still has!) this sign in our house that changed every time the season changed from “Winter” to “Spring” to “Summer” to “Autumn”.
So, I decided if I am really going to make my house a home – I need a season sign too! So I gathered a few supplies and got to work on making a chalkboard sign I could use for seasons. You can use your chalkboard really for anything! I have decided that the Groveland House needs one for seasons. Here is what I used:
- Chalkboard spray paint (I use Rust-oleum)
- Wood Canvas / Surface of some kid… get creative! Use a tree slice!
- Chalk ink pen / regular piece of chalk
- Hot glue gun
- String(s) of your choosing
Once you have all your supplies in order, there a few simple steps and voila! Here’s what I did…
Step #1: Spray painted my wood canvas ($4 from Walmart for canvas, I already had the chalkboard spray paint), and made sure I gave it a good solid two coats. If I were to do it again I would do a base coat of some kind so less of the chalkboard paint absorbs into the wood.
Step #2: Wait… for the paint to dry… smh. While you’re waiting pick out some ribbon or twine!
Step #3: Once your paint is dry, we can start hot-gluing the twine or ribbon to back so you can hang your chalkboard as wall art. My friend had the brilliant idea of gluing a different ribbon for each season! She should totally start a blog. So I glue four different strings and I hang the chalkboard with one while hiding the others until the appropriate season comes around.
Step #4: Take your piece of chalk and swipe it across your new chalkboard surface, then wipe away with a cloth. This will create a base coat for your text and design so it has that nice chalky texture and the chalk pen won’t stain.
Step #5: Draw! Create whatever you’d like with your new chalkboard! In my case, it’s winter for our season board. Check it out!…
So, what will you use YOUR chalkboard wall art for? Let us know in the comments what you think of this DIY.