Sunday, August 21, 2011

DIY Chalkboard Plaques


With all the remodeling we've done this summer, I've been eager to start the decorating portion of the show. I've seen so many neat things done in chalkboard paint recently, from serving trays...

{Via Pinterest}

To entire walls...
{Via Pinterest}

I wish I was bold enough to have a chalkboard wall. One day! Until then, I made this sweet little plaque to hang on my much more conservatively painted wall.



Supplies: unfinished wood plaque, chalkboard paint, turquoise paint {all from Hobby Lobby}, lace {from my stash}, hot glue gun.

I simply painted the sides of the plaque, allowing it to dry, then applied two layers of chalkboard paint on the front. I'm obsessed with the little birdie stencil I found a few weeks ago, so I had to put one on the bottom of this plaque too. Using a hot glue gun, I added ribbon to the back for hanging.



Now I can leave little love notes and reminders for all the sweet peas in my house.


This post is linked to: Skip to My LouThe Girl Creative | Sweet Little Gals | Blue Cricket Design | The Southern Institute | Someday Crafts | Home Savvy A to Z | Savvy Southern Style | House of Hepworths | Tidy Mom | Happy Hour Projects |

10 comments:

Jo at theCreativeCollage said...

What a cute chalkboard and I love your little bird! I am rather a big fan of anything chalkboard!

Joy said...

Go for the chalkboard wall!!!! You'll love it!
I truly want one of those trays for Christmas!


Hint . . . hint . .

Sara said...

How darling!! Would love it if you would link this project up to my brand new turquoise linky party!

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

I am chalkboard paint obsessed! Thanks for the inspiration! I just found your site through a blog party and am happy to be a new follower. I would love for you to link your post up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/blog-party-4

Jenny said...

What a cute plaque! We have a friend who has an entire chalkboard paint hallway and it's awesome!
I'd love to have you link up with my linky at The Southern Institute! Here's the link:

http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com/2011/08/creative-me-monday_21.html

RNBH said...

I just painted half of a wall in my son's room with chalkboard paint, so fun!

Heather said...

Very cute idea...I love the bird image on the chalkboard...thanks for sharing it!

Cynthia said...

Very cute chalkboard... the bird is a sweet touch!

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday, Kellie. We are partying again and I hope you will stop by! :)

Sara said...

SO happy you linked this up at my turquoise lovin' party!! Hope to have you back again soon!