Monday, August 27, 2012

Make It Monday: Chalkboard Front Door Accent

I've been wanting to put something together for awhile to adorn my now super fun Yellow Door. In the past the only thing I've hung on my door is a wreath during Christmas season, but I love the idea of having something year round. A chalkboard seemed like a great, versatile adornment to carry us through the seasons.

What you'll need:

Metallic plastic serving tray - $1.25 at Dollarama
Chalkboard paint
Foam brush
Wreath hook


Step 1. Using a foam brush, paint the centre of the serving tray with 2 coats of chalkboard paint, let dry in between according to the directions on the can.

Step 2. Once dry, pierce two holes in the top of the serving tray with a nail.

 Step 3. Thread string through the holes and create a loop for hanging. Hang in place on a wreath hook.

Step 4. Attach the The Simple No-Knot Gift Bow or other accessory to add a little pizzazz.

Step 5. After 3 days condition the chalkboard by rubbing a piece of chalk on it's side over the entire surface and wiping it with a dry chalkboard brush or paper towel. Now it's ready to go!

Time for a little front porch sitting...

Happy Monday!


  1. May I come and just sit on your beautiful and cheery porch? I beyond adore your bold door. The yellow is a show stopper. I love the addition of the chalkboard tray as a wreath to the front door. It's so fun and unique compared to an ordinary wreath. Really well done.

    So, if you happen to see a stranger, in heels, sitting on your front porch, I come in peace :)

    1. Thanks for the admiration! Cheery is precisely what I was going for. You and your heels are welcome any time :)