The front of my house is sad.
There. I said it. The yard is basically a dirt/mulch pit. There are about 6 full grown trees too many. Plus uncontrollable bushes. You can barely see the front of the house but I’m working on it. I’ve spent countless hours weeding and cleaning things up but we are still a long way from perfect. I’ve hung some pots and painted the front door a fun inviting color. I’ve also added some potted plants… but things were still lacking. So when Lullaby Paints sent me some of their awesome chalkboard paint, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. I decided to add a fun pop to our front entry with a DIY Chalkboard Entry Sign!
This is the awesome kit that comes when you purchase Lullaby Paints. Not only do you get the chalkboard paint, but you also get a mini roller, disposable tray, a small roll of painters tape, and a few sticks of chalk. I love it! This kit is awesome! Plus, did you notice all the colors that their chalkboard paint comes in?? Love.
On to the DIY. I began by cutting out a 12×8-inch piece of wood. I also had a thin piece of molding that I cut down to 48-inches long. I sanded down the surface until it was nice and smooth. I also sanded down my corners to round them.
Then I grabbed my little roll of 1-inch painters tape and taped off a border 1-inch in from the edge.
I pulled out my Jacobean Minwax stain and stained all the outside edges and back of the 12×8-inch piece of wood. While I was at it, I stained the stake as well. I let it dry overnight.
I removed the tape after the stain was dry. Then, I taped over the stained part, leaving the inside, unstained part exposed. I poured a little of the chalkboard paint into the disposable tray and rolled it on. After allowing it to dry for an hour I painted on a second layer.
While the second coat was drying, I pulled out my wood glue and my drill. I put a little bit of glue on the top 7-inches of the stake and glued it to the back of the sign. I also drilled a little pilot hole through the wood and then screwed in a screw. Just to make sure it was really secure.
After the paint was dry, I pulled off the tape, seasoned the chalkboard, and wrote my message! It currently resides in a large pot of begonias and impatiens on our front step. But hopefully soon (once the rain and 90+ degree days go away), I’ll be converting things to feel more fall-ish. I may even change my message to be more spooky!
I absolutely love the versatility of my little chalkboard entry sign! I definitely think I’ll be using it for every season! I really enjoyed using Lullaby Paints’ chalkboard paint. I’ve used a few other chalkboard paints and this one was by far the best and highest quality! I would highly recommend it!
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