Thursday, July 21, 2016

Quick and Easy Chalkboard Sign

Hi everyone!  Today I'm excited to share my first DIY project.  We're starting out really easy with a simple chalkboard sign.  This was the finishing touch on my coffee bar, which I'm going to be sharing shortly!  This project came together in less than five minutes, and I absolutely love it.

To get started, here are the supplies you'll need:

  • Chalk contact paper (I used this one)
  • Photo frame of any size and shape (I used this cheap one from Ikea)
  • Liquid chalk markers (I used these)

Once you've gathered up the supplies, here's how you make it:

1.  Take out the glass in the frame, clean it with an alcohol wipe to remove any oils or dirt, and line it up on the back of the contact paper.  Mine has a grid on the back, which made it easy to measure.  If yours is blank, just trace around the frame, and cut it out.

2.  Starting at one corner, peel off the back of the contact paper and line it up with the corner of the glass.  Working your way to the opposite corner, continue to peel off the contact paper and sticking it on the glass.

3.  If there are bubbles, use a plastic putty knife to smooth the paper.

4.  Trim any excess paper around the edges.  This is going to be covered by the frame, so you don't have to be too neat!

5.  Add the glass back to the frame, and you're done!

My frame came with a white border, so you can add that as well.  This didn't give me enough area to write on, so I ditched it.

7.  Decorate your chalkboard!  These chalk markers were really vivid and wrote easily, so I would highly recommend them.  This was a really small area to work on, so I think a larger frame would work out better!

Here is what the chalkboard looks like on my coffee bar.  I'll be sharing the entire bar in my next post, so stay tuned for that!

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1 comment:

  1. So cute! I love chalkboards and markers vs actual chalk. No mess. I went crazy one day and used chalkboard labels on all my baking supplies.