create.

"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf






Friday, May 8, 2009

FuN Outdoor Chalkboard





My daughter absolutely LoVeS this. I just used a pre-cut 2'x4' piece of plywood, sanded it down, and covered it with chalkboard paint. I like the brush-on kind instead of the spray better. It seems to give it a smoother, softer surface to write on. The frame is made out of our left-over 1x6 cedar fence slats, which you can purchase very inexpensively at the lumber store. The frame, however, is anything but professional...but it worked! I used wood glue and a staple gun. I cut to size, then stapled both front and back of the wood to hold together! Then painted, and used wood fence screws to hold it securely on the fence. And that's it! A fun and inexpensive way to let your children show-off their CuTe artistic abilities!!


12 comments:

  1. I LOVE this idea! And the flowers are adorable too!

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  2. What a cute blog! I found you by scanning who had visited my site and I'm so glad I did - thanks so much for listing me on your sidebar! I'll be back to visit you again soon!

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  3. Super cute! (The chalkboard and Miss Lissy Lou!)

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  4. What a cute idea. This is the perfect solution for all that nasty chalk dust--keep it outside! You're so smart.

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  5. Cute! Is the chalboard paint OK for outdoors?

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  6. Love your outdoor chalkboard idea - my daughter would love it! Your blog is so cute.
    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  7. Hi Julie...our sprinklers hit it all the time... and so far I haven't had any problems. :) I put about 3 coats of chalkboard paint on it.

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  8. Just found you and love your blog.
    Great ideas both from you and other sites.

    thanks so much,
    Blessings
    Barbara Jean

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  9. AWESOME! i am so going to make one of these for the playroom!!!

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  10. where did you get the flowers?

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