I drove myself over to BBB and picked up a sign in the shape I liked and sanded it down (well I made my Mom sand it down. Thanks Mom!):
Then I went to Home Depot and picked up a can of chalkboard paint and spray painted it. It was also my first time using spray paint (had to read the instructions)!
Ryan: "no sissy, please don't paint me"
all done! Time for it to dry
After letting it dry for 24 hours, then shading it with chalk, then erasing it, it was ready for use! Yay! I got some festive colored chalk from Michael's for super cheap and ta-da...
my new front door welcome sign!
I think it looks fabulous! Plus, it was super easy and costs less than $10. If you have kids, this could be a great little art project to do together. You could also get one with a frame and paint the frame too. Happy painting everyone!