Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tackle it Tuesday: A Welcome Sign

I bought this sign at my local thrift store for $3 about a month ago. I knew I wanted to refinish it into a chalkboard sign I could hang at my front door. I finally had time to tackle it over the weekend.

I taped it off, primed it, and got one of my kids to start painting on the chalkboard paint.

It took a couple coats of chalkboard paint. And when I peeled off the painters tape, most of the border paint came off right along with it. DARN! I really wanted to keep it that red color, because it matches our shutters. Oh well.

I then taped off the middle chalkboard portion and primed the frame. Then I applied a few coats of this green paint because darling husband had it in his shed. Speaking of darling husband....he's been away for 16 days. He comes home tomorrow. What a perfect message to greet him at the door:

He's been sorely missed....but as you can see, we keep ourselves BUSY when he's gone!

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  1. That's SO cute! I love that you hung it by the front door. Your husband will love that.

  2. Found this post on My Frugal Family. Chalkboard paint scares me - But I really need to give it a whirl!

  3. Oh my gosh, how lucky you are to find something that translates so perfectly into a chalkboard! You have just given me the idea to scour flea markets and thrift stores for old signs that can be painted with chalkboard paint...great idea!!

  4. I love it! I have a link party on saturdays that I would love for you to join

  5. I love it! What a great find and your hubby is going to love the welcome home.

  6. What a fantastic idea! Now I'll be on the hunt for a sign.

  7. I want to hit the thrift stores where YOU live! Awesome! This project ROCKS! {Daddy must have been DELIGHTED!}

  8. This is super cute! Love the shape of teh sign - what a great transformation! Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Great job!!

  9. I love it! I would have never thought to use it as a chalkboard. AND I would have never thought to put a chalkboard outside on the porch! I think I'm going to be busy doing this project today! I love it!!!


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