Here is what you will need if you want to recreate this menu board:
DecoArt Chalkboard Paint (it is the best chalkboard paint I have ever tried)
DecoArt WhiteWash Paint and Black Ebony
Dischangers (I used 2 of the 51/2″ ones–just for extra safety but you could use smaller ones-just weigh your item and check the weight/size chart on their site.)
tiny eye hooks
I sanded my board till it was super smooth then painted my board with the chalkboard paint. While that was drying I cut my trim boards and made my chalk holder for the bottom of the board. I glued it together with my Gorilla Wood Glue and used the tape to hold it together while it dried. then I painted all of my other accent wood trim.
I used the Americana Black Ebony and the WhiteWash
I rubbed over the letters with my credit cards, then removed the backing and applied, going over them with a credit card again.
Miss Goo went and got the chalkboard off the house (it used to have the address on it). They love the chalkboard.
I love it because they can just look at the board to see what is for dinner. The great thing about chalkboard paint, if you need to marearrange your meal plan it is super quick and easy.
I added little eye hooks to the side of the chalkboard try and tied a line of hemp rope. I clipped on my clothespins and there is a place for people to clip a message like
MOM, We are out of MILK. I need tot ake a better picture of that so you can see that part. I took these pictures before my Dischanger was done drying.
Here is an update now that everything is dry and nicely hanging on the wall.
Here is the glue activating, on my Dischangers–it only takes about 5 minutes.
I used the 2 of the largest sized Dischangers, even though it only weighs 5 lbs, but I knew I would have 4 kids writing on it and I would rather be safe than sorry.
Have I told you how much I LOVE Dischangers–I do. I use them on every project I can. They are fabulous. If you are applying them to wood, just rough up the area and then clean it up (you don’t want a slick finish)
The size I used will hold up to 7 lbs each and my project weighs 5 lbs.
Now for a few more close ups to show off my hemp rope and clothespins.
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