A couple of weeks ago I tried to convince the hubs to hop the fence into our neighbors back yard and cut me a couple slices from the tree that had fallen during a storm. He didn’t believe me when I said I had some projects in mind… and my efforts to convince him were in vain. So imagine my utter joy when I stumbled across some gorgeous and craft-ready wood slices at Hobby Lobby! My friend Taylor thought I had lost my mind when I squealed, grabbed a wood slice and did a little dance 😀 I new exactly what I wanted to do with it! When I came home this weekend I got to work on my new Wood Slice Fridge Chalkboard!
I also happened to find the coolest “gold lieaf” letters and I might have done another little dance. Can you tell I’m from a small town and don’t get out for some serious shopping often? *giggles*
Here’s what you need to make your own Wood Slice Fridge Chalkboard:
Wood Slice – any size. If you’re cutting it yourself, be sure to give it a really good sanding on both sides.
Chalk paint – I went with a classic black
Sponge Paint Brush
Gold Leaf Letter
Metallic Gold Paint Pen
Step One: Apply a liberal coat of chalkboard paint to your prepared wood slice. Allow to dry. Add another liberal coat of chalk paint. Allow to dry completely.
Step two: Prepare your chalkboard surface. Rub chalk all over the chalkboard surface. Wipe clean with a slightly damp cloth.
Step 3: Add your embellishment. For me it was the “gold foil” letter S and a little vine detailing. I added the vine detail with a metallic gold paint pen. Allow to dry completely.
Step 4: Add you magnets. LOTS of them! Wood can be a littl heavy, so make sure your wood slice fridge chalkboard will be secure with lots and lots of magnets glued to the back side of the wood slice.
Isn’t this wood slice fridge chalkboard project fun? I have to admit though, I am kind of kicking myself for only purchasing one wood slice… *sigh* Hindsight – am I right?