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Chalkboard Sign

October 3, 2013

Hi friends, I made a fall-inspired chalkboard sign using foam board and a box shelf that I purchased way back when.

 It is Apple & Pumpkin Picking Season 





This is the shelf I used.   
It's cute huh?




 I measured and cut to size so the board fits snug inside the box.




Here is what I used
You need two coats of paint. When using chalkboard paint make sure you wait 1 hour between each coat.
And 24 hours before you can write on it.  I got a little impatient and wrote on it that same day.  Not a good idea.

 After I waited ........ I drew this masterpiece (haha)





Happy Apple and Pumpkin Picking!


Helen's Decor said...

Julie, your fall shelf looks professionally done! LOL! Impatience can get one in trouble when painting! Thanks for sharing this neat idea for fall....it's lovely!

Acorn to Oak said...

That's cute! :-) I didn't realize chalkboard paint was available in little bottles. Hmmmm? You've got me thinking. Thanks for the inspiration.

Maria Elena said...

Hi, Julie! My good friend Helen sent me over and I am so glad she did! Love you blog! Your Fall chalk sign is so pretty. Can't wait to see the rest of your blog. Nice to meet you!

Karie said...

Wow, I like that. I just finished my first chalkboard, and I am excited to write on it. Thanks for sharing yours. Karie

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

It is perfect. I love this idea. Such a great vignette. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that will be live this afternoon at 2:30 PT. www. astrollthrulife.net Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a great idea. I see things when I'm thrifting but I 'm not as imaginative as you are! I need a chalkboard! heehee! Hugs!

Kim said...

So cute! I have never used chalkboard paint, but always wanted to try it! Thanks for the tips and thanks for sharing at our fall link up! Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

What a great idea Julie, I do LOVE your chalkboard! Such a sweet Fall vignette! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy

Unknown said...

Cute! I never would have thought to use foam board! (I do like the sign by itself!) Thanks for the chalk board painting tips. Dropping by from Tweak it Tuesday.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Adorable chalkboard...very creative. Visiting you back from my blog...thanks for visiting me! Following you via Bloglovin!

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