Do you have a blank spot that you would like to fill with a home decor piece but don’t want the commitment of drilling holes in your wall or tile? There is this place above our stove that is just such a spot.
I liked the idea of having a silver tray mounted on the tile that would act as a message board as well. I had a silver tray that I only bring out at birthdays to hold dainties or cookies.
Now that I purchased the chalk paint, I was ready to get to painting this diy chalkboard sign. There is no sanding or special technique required, just brush that paint on and voila! The chalkboard sign took three coats of the paint. The drying time between each coat was about thirty minutes.
I added a coat of wax (the kind used after chalk paint is set usually on wood pieces) and let it dry so that the paint would not come off when washed. The chalk is easier to clean off when wax has been applied to the surface.
If you like DIY craft tutorials for home decor that are quick and easy, check out Easy DIY succulent Felt Arrangement for a faux succulent arrangement or Easy DIY Farmhouse Chic Centrepiece and How to Create Gallery Wall 101 for a great step by step tutorial for creating a gallery wall grouping.
I found that regular chalk washes off better than the chalk crayon type.
Because the tray is magnetic, it is great to hold a recipe! These magnets are so whimsical and pretty. Nests, eggs, wings, bicycles and fun sayings make them the perfect springtime addition to this “Hatching” project.
Take your finished chalkboard sign and adhere it to the tile back splash with sticky tack as it is very lightweight. Also, for each season or occasion you can customize it with a hand lettered message.
If you like hand lettered FREE art, head on over to the FREE PRINTABLES gallery page and grab your goodies! You will find hand lettered quote prints, cards, gift tags, two 2018 Calendars with watercolour art, and much more!
I hope you enjoy this little DIY project that I made. Let me know what you have used chalk paint on, I would love to see your creations!
I hope you feel inspired to do your own chalk paint DIY. If you like what you read, please share the love with a comment, share or pin. Thank you!
Blessings from my house to yours,