{Easy} Colored Chalkboard

Hello Friends!

Are you decorated for Christmas yet?  I have a hard time getting into the Christmas Spirit until after Thanksgiving.

But…That doesn’t mean I haven’t been working ahead on a few projects…Like this fun {and oh, so easy} colored chalkboard sign…

It’s been unseasonably cold here the past couple days…even our Chicken’s eggs froze one morning and I had to pry open the coop because it was frozen shut!

So…the saying is quite fitting…

EASY colored Chalkboard

 

And here’s how I created it…

Steps to a Colored Chalboard

First, I found a scrap piece of bead board.  I’m guilty of hoarding small pieces of wood that may be useful for signs and such.  Good thing we have a barn!

I painted a few coats of red paint until it had the rich red color I was looking for.  If you have red spray paint, by all means…Use that!

Once the red paint was dry, I painted a coat of clear chalkboard coating.  I let that coat dry, then applied another coat in the opposite direction as the first coat.  I then let that set overnight.  The direction on the paint say twenty-four hours.

Then, I primed the chalkboard by rubbing a piece of chalk all over it in both directions, wiping off the excess chalk dust.

And there you have a Colored Chalkboard!  Easy, huh!

Now for the fun writing…

Whenever I create Chalkboard Art, I start by writing out my saying in plain old chalk.  Then I go over it with a chalk pen.  If there is too much real chalk peeking around my chalk pen lines, I just lightly wipe it off.

Fun, right!  And red is such a great color for a changeable sign because it can be used for so many holidays…Valentine’s, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Back to School and birthdays!

How cool... a red chalkboard!

I might even keep this one up through the winter!

 

Looking for other Christmas Ideas…Head over to my Christmas Project Gallery

 

What’s your favorite Holiday or Winter saying?

 

Happy Day!

Ariean

 

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Comments

  1. 5

    says

    Oh my! I didn’t know that clear chalkboard coating existed!!! How exciting. Love the sign. So fun and colorful. I’d love for you to come link up at A Handmade Holiday Link Party going on right now at TinySidekick.com. Hope to see you there!

  2. 7

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    Love the sign! I picked up some of that crazy chalkboard coating and will be making a sign myself! Being as I’m totally in love with all things Chalk Paint I might just cover everything I see with the stuff just so I can write on it! LOL =) Marcy

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