DIY: Chalkboard Sign

We have a big wedding approaching this weekend (my brother’s!) and have been busy with last minute details. The other day, I made these signs. We’ll use them in the lobby of the event center where the reception will be held. And, then, we’ll wipe them clean and reuse them all the time!
I started with a few simple products:

  • A piece of precut wood from Hobby Lobby
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Scissors
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Spray paint (primer is best, but I just used what I had on hand)

I started out by cutting a little template out of the foil.
I then placed it securely over the piece of wood to help me keep in the lines. Painters tape would work for this, too.
I sprayed the wood. The chalkboard paint I used recommended putting a coat of something on first when using untreated wood.
After letting that dry, I took the foil off and went free hand with the chalkboard. I decided to leave the brush strokes on the end instead of making super clean lines. It was easier, and I liked the look of it.
After it dried, I did a second coat. Then, I got my chalk out and started working on the reception signs.
I can’t wait to use them this weekend!


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