My nephew’s birthday is coming up soon. Being a mom to two girls, I’m a little clueless when it comes to boys. However, we’ve had a piece of chipboard from furniture packaging just sitting around waiting for a DIY idea. I decided to make my nephew a personalized chalkboard for his birthday.
Recycled chipboard (Could also be directly applied to smooth walls with taping off a blackboard shape.)
Decor Art Americana Chalkboard Paint
Dischangers x 2
Gorilla Glue tape – Handy 1″ Roll
Chalk and eraser
I found that using an Xacto knife to remove intricate parts of the vinyl design is more helpful than using a fingernail.
I purchased the bike and LD Survivor font from the Silhouette online store.
See the full tutorial at the DIY Club!
THIS JUST IN – Miranda from Just Drink Coke is hosting a new linky party called
“The Reality Collection”! With the popularity of reality tv, she is hosting a party about real life – your beautiful mess. Like she says, it happens to the best of us. It happens to all of us. So share your beautiful mess – you don’t have to spend a lot of time making it like you do with DIY, it’s probably already made. She’s right.
My pictures above are close ups but below is me zooming out. I displayed the chalkboard on the dining room wall for photo purposes. I am more of an “organized messer”. This my beautiful mess. The others are ugly messes not meant for blog friends’ eyes! Trust me. You’d be scared.
Do you do this too – zoom the unwanted things out of your ‘after’ shots?
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