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Friday, April 23, 2010

Front Door Chalkboard


A couple of weeks ago, I got it in my head that I wanted a little chalkboard just above my doorbell at my front door. I had the project pictured in my head & began the search for just the right metal sign that I could transform. I saw all kinds of these signs in several stores, but when I found this one at Marshall's, I loved the shape & I knew it was the one.


Cute, huh? Well that didn't even matter this time. It only took about 10 minutes to spray a few coats of chalkboard spray paint & it became my latest creation. I also added a piece of wire, twisted on the ends, to hang it.

This project was SUPER easy! And it's going to be so fun to use! It will be great for writing our house number, messages for party guests, or holiday greetings.

Here it is in action!




(There's a peek at the rest of the wicker seating I got from my mom & dad. If you missed that project, click here.)



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41 comments:

  1. Hi Julie!

    I found you via Trendy Treehouse, and I'm now following your lovely blog.

    I love this sign. what a great idea to use Blackboard paint. This would be handy for me to let visitors know to go round to the back garden, when we're out during the summer.

    :)

    Annette
    www.mammakerr.com

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  2. Great idea! The original sign is pretty cute; I would have had a hard time painting over it! And I didn't realize you could get chalkboard paint as a spray. I'm going to be on the lookout!! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Great idea, it looks just wonderful. Love the wicker too. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Following you from Trendy Treehouse's Friday Follow! Great Blog. Absolutely love your background and you have great variety. I will enjoy checking in to see what you have done next! Love the chalk board. Off to check that chair I spyed!

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  5. Love it-- great idea! Happy New Friend Friday!

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  6. This is a great idea! And those doors are gorgeous! :)
    ~Rebekah

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  7. That is the cutest idea I have seen in quite some time. You have the perfect place to hang this too! Love the shape! Great idea!

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  8. Just stopping in and looking around from Follow Friday! And just became your newest follower! Yea! Hope you stop by and return the favor!

    My blog www.remodelaholic.com is all about interior design and remodeling there are some great tutorials so you can get the look you want on a budget! We also have a party every Friday to show off your stuff!!

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  9. That's so cute! I know if I tried something like that my family would be writing saucy messages every time they walked by! *lol*

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  10. You DO have a great blog! I'm gonna follow you too!
    xoxo,
    Kim
    p.s. LOVE the chalkboard idea for outside!

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  11. It's the perfect touch to your entry way! Love it!

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  12. Hi julie
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments chez moi! So glad to have found your blog, love your chalkboard idea.
    Hope you have a really great time in France, where will you be visiting?
    Sharon

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  13. That's a good idea! I know there have been many BBQ's where I've had to stick a note on the front door telling guests to come around the back {because, hello, it's a BBQ and we're all outside and no one can hear the doorbell}.

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  14. Hi Julie, thanks for stopping by my blog and the nice comment. I love yur header that is so cute. Your welcome sign turned out great that is a great shape.

    :) Michelle

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  15. Hi! I think you have a lot of talent and a great blog! I am putting your button at the top of my blog for the next few days and naming you as a "BLOG TO WATCH." I think you have what it takes to have 1000 followers in the next little while!

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  16. I am loving this idea AND your front and screened in porch!

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  17. Stopping by from New Friend Friday. I'm following you now! Hope you can stop by and follow me, too. :)

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    That is such a cool front door chalkboard! I LOVE that idea!!

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  18. That's cute. I tagged you for a blog game, come check it out if you want to participate:-)

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  19. Such a great idea and I LOVE your porch!!!

    Please join me for my weekly party, "Show Us What You're Workin' With Wednesday"

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  20. Love the chalkboard idea- brilliant!

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  21. Hey there, just found you through Sawdust and Paper scraps and I love this chalkboard idea. I also checked out some of your blog and I love it. I usually paint everything black or white also. And your art wall with the turquoise frames is fantastic.

    I am now a follower!

    Megan

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  22. That is a nice cute idea. I love the chalkboard hanging by the front door. (GREAT IDEA) I like your blog as it is cute and all the ideas too. HAVE A BLESS WEEKEND!!!

    Gina
    Visit my blog at http://motherof1princessand2princes.blogspot.com

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  23. Thank you for joining my hodgepodge party! I love it! I hope you will join again.
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  24. I featured this! Thanks for sharing.
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  25. Looks GREAT! I did a similar project with a sign from Marshalls for a kitchen chalkboard. Love it!

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  26. I love that. And seriously, your front door is SO beautiful. I love the whole ambiance! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

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  27. Have you seen these signs anywhere else lately?
    I love the "pre-painted" "home sweet home" sign and it would fit my decor. you mentioned Marshalls. Was that recent?
    thanks
    RuthAnn
    ruanmac@verizon.net

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  28. What a great idea, I have just "discovered" my love of chalk boards and the messages you can leave for your loved ones on them. I also just discovered Chalk Ink, in our part of the Country, California, I found it at Michael's, it is great! No dust, and the no more squeaky chalk sounds ...., but the best part is that the letters are crisp and clear. You have given me yet another thing to do on my front deck ,Thank you, Curtis and Sherrie

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  29. super cute! I wouldn't have given it a second look at Marshall's but you made it adorable!

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  30. I love it!! The shape in and of itself is so unique. Great job. :) I love chalkboards. Your entry looks fabulous! I'm visiting from The CSI Project today. :)

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  31. So adorable! I love the idea!!!

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  32. I just love the shape! Very cute idea :)

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  33. Hi Julie-
    What a clever modern way to update a piece that was dated. I have seen other chalkboard projects, but this is a first - so clever. You can write a note to delivery people, guests, and holiday greetings. It is a brilliant idea.
    My best- Diane

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  34. I love that you used a fun-shaped sign and painted over it... I'm on the hunt now :)

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  35. What a pretty front entry! But with the little chalkboard, it's totally awesome! I love how you can change the messages when desired. That's brilliant! Not to mention, others being able to leave you a message back if so desired. :)

    Very cool!
    Donna

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  36. I would be writing goofy things when people came over. Like some inside joke to make them smile before coming in.

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  37. Such a cute project!

    You won the DIY DISH Summertime Kids DVD from The CSI Project! Send me your email and I will get it over to Kim & Kris so they can send it to you!

    XOXO
    Jen
    jennifer@tatertotsandjello.com

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  38. so cute! and, a great place for others to leave you a message if they missed you.

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  39. Can you email me at tnbfarrant@yahoo.com about the giveaway you won at CSI. Thanks!

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