DIY Rustic Wood Chalkboard
The hubs has been mentioning that he wanted a small chalkboard to write encouraging words and bible verses on. Well, last week we were in St. Louis and stopped in a Michaels to look around (I had a gift card yippee)! We came across this cool sliced wood (in the wood craft section) and thought this would be great for a chalkboard. And this project was soooo easy! Seriously… Easy! All you people who say your not crafty and don’t try craft projects… you have no excuse on this one lol!
DIY Rustic Wood Chalkboard
- Wood slice
- Chalkboard paint
- Paint brush
- Picture/paint stand to hold it up
Step 1: Take the plastic off of the wood and just brush off any dust.
Step 2: Add a light coat of chalkboard paint. I followed the lines of the wood to give it a more natural look rather than painting a perfect oval. Let dry for one hour.
Step 3: Add a second coat and let dry for 24 hours. After the 24 hours, season the chalkboard by rubbing chalk all over the paint.
Step 4: Create beautiful sayings and display your rustic chalkboard using a frame holder!
See wasn’t that easy? There was maybe 20 minutes of work! Now that my friends is my favorite kind of craft!
I party here…
Super cute! I didn’t know Michael’s had sliced wood. Good to know. I like the rustic look a lot!
Ya me neither! My brain as been jumping with different craft ideas! Thanks Leah
I’m a big fan of super easy crafts too! I’ll have to make something like this soon since it’s so cheap. By the way I LOVE your new blog picture and bio.
Thanks Carry! You could even do this with your kids! They may not get in the lines lol but thats ok!
This is amazing! I love using chalkboard paint and this is a great idea!!
Thanks Cara! Me too! It is sooo useful!
This is a beautiful sign! Love the rustic feel! Great verse too! Would love to have you share over at my link party going on! http://www.madetobeamomma.com/2013/08/homemade-by-you-64.html
Amy, I love this so much! Writing daily inspirational messages on this would be so great and so uplifting! Thank you so much for sharing how you made this!
I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/
So cute!!!! Great job. I’d love to have you link up at my link party @ http://dollycreates.blogspot.com/2013/08/i-made-that-thursday-link-party-5.html
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Great idea! Love the wood. Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday’s Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com
Thanks Becca! I just linked up!
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This is so cute! Great job. I’d love if you’d link up to The DIYers.
Thanks Kayla I just linked up!
Love this idea. Now if i could only find a wood piece. That would be the question…how does one find?!? Found you on the link party. Liked fb page and followed on pinterest. If you could do the same…that would be great. Thank you!
Thanks Denise! You can find the wood at Michaels and probably at Hobby Lobby!
This really is so adorable and easy. I love the idea of using a piece of nature for the chalkboard. Just started following you via Bloglovin’. Can’t wait to see what else you come up with!
Totally agree! You can’t get much easier! Thanks for following Amy!
LOVE THIS, Amy! Thanks so much for linking up at LLR 🙂 Stumbled and pinned.
Thanks so much for the feature Kelly!
I love this sweet little chalkboard!
I selected it as one of my features this past Sunday on Give Me the Goods Monday Link Party! I can’t wait to make my own. Thanks for inspiring me and sharing this project at the party! Can’t wait to see more of your cool posts and projects, love your blog and I’m so glad I found you through Give Me the Goods!
Aww thanks Amy for featuring me! Super pumped!
Awesome! Just pinned it! I hope to find some wood!
Jealous over this. It’s really really nice.Thanks for sharing.