~be our guest~

ch-ch-checkkk out this awesome DIY chalkboard sign I made for our guest room!
{new layout, still working with it…you may need to click on pictures to make them bigger}

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Note: This is a Pinterest inspired sign, unfortunately the only ones I could find on there do not have a link connected to them. Therefore,  I cannot link this to the original creator -__- but if she/he sees this let me know and I’ll add your link in here —->

Okie dokie, let’s get started!

What you need:

– MDF board cut down to any size you’d like
(mine was something random like 43″x10″)
-Sander
– Primer
-Chalkboard paint
-Chalk
-Some sort of picture hanging tools & nails

These are the steps I took in completing this totally rad new sign for our guest room (remember you can change up any and all to make this one your own) ::

  1. Cut down MDF to your preferred size. Or just get Home Depot to do it for you like I didimage (8)
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  2. Sand it down as best as you can
  3. I decided to attach the picture hanging thingys before I painted, because if I didn’t I just knew I would have put an hour into chalk lettering and then mess it up by laying it down on the front side…image (2)
  4. Prime it (I used a few small coats)image (1)
  5. Put your chalkboard paint on, small coats a few minutes apart (note: this is my very first time using this chalkboard spray paint and I didn’t have any problems, but I hear from other DIYers that using actual paint and rolling it on is WAY better than this spray paint stuff. Just an FYI) I was too excited and forgot to take a picture of this step.
  6. Wait 24 hours… and the bottle says to “prepare surface for use by rubbing the side of chalk over the entire surface. Erase and chalkboard is ready.”image
  7. Go crazy with whatever design you’d like. There are a ton of links up on Pinterest for “chalkboard lettering”
  8. I hung this one up by using the toothpaste method and it worked wonderful! I love this sign! I love this headboard! I love this chandelier! I just love this entire room! Now all I have to do is get some lamps, and sand down/prime/stain the night stands – stay tuned!

I hope ya’ll enjoyed this one! Let me know what you think 🙂

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-ashleigh.

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