Monday, September 19, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Chalkboard Vinyl Planner Tutorial

I have been slowly working on this idea in my head but I couldn't put the pieces together so I decided that today is the day that I am gonna stop thinking how to do it & just DO IT!

  I don't know about you but I get asked as much as 3 or 4 times a day...what's for dinner?  are we going anywhere today? So I needed something that I could write it all down, be clearly visual for all eyes to see & be done with it once & for all----->this is what I came up with!

Please bear with me as my photo skills are not up to par & I am using my phone to capture these steps so I don't miss anything...well, I hope that I don't miss anything.

Step one - MDF Board (cheap inexpensive & already had it on hand) cut to desired shape.  You need 7 of these. 
 Step two - Paint boards color you want. I used black because I am using Black chalkboard vinyl & want the two to blend together. ***Note...if you are using the vinyl opposed to the chalkboard paint you only have to paint the areas of the board that won't be covered by the vinyl...I have OCD so I had to cover the ENTIRE board!***
Step three - Sand the edges.  I am crazy about sanding.  I don't think anything ruins a wood project more then ROUGH EDGES.  It's a personal preference & I like the "I've been around the block" look.

Step four - cut your black vinyl about a 1/4" - 1/2" smaller then your boards.  Using a corner rounder from my scrapbook supplies, I clipped each corner (again with the smooth edges nothing sharp).  Then adhere chalkboard vinyl to your boards.

Step five - cut the days of the week in another color vinyl & adhere to boards

What it looks like hanging on my column (such a dead space & wow look at the impact). 
 See what happens when you don't try to plan everything out & just let it happen.  Now I need to make larger boards on the other side for my girls to list their chores & upcoming events. 

If you try this, link back to me as I would love to see what you came up with!  Have a great day!

Doodle Decal for Sept

A little bit of humor- during the stressful time of year...back to school!  No more lazy summer days & nights but rather  lots of  running kids around to sporting events, classes, friends houses, the endless list of LIFE.    Oh don't get me wrong, I embrace change.  Hell, even I can't can't hang by the pool or lay on the beach FOREVER!!!!