Saturday, September 10, 2011
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!
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