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Front Door Chalkboard

Once upon a time I was reading Blue Cricket Design when I saw this amazingly cute painted frame hung on the front door!  I immediately fell in love.  So, I was telling my girlfriend about it.  She had also seen it and thought it was cute.  She came up with the idea to make a chalkboard in a frame for the front door.  We both decided to do it!  I don't know if she ever did.  But, I raided my mom's basement and found this old wook frame that was actually coming apart.  I tried several different ways of putting it back together but the wood was warped.  So, I put it back together as best I could and filled the spaces with caulk.  I spray painted the frame this green color because I figured green goes with pretty much every season.

For the chalkboard, I used a scrap of hardboard we had left over from some other project.  I cut it to the correct size with a jigsaw and painted it with chalkboard paint and a sponge brush.  Once it was dry I used a staple gun to secure it into the frame.

I added some eye screws to the back to thread my ribbon through for hanging.  I cut these blue swirly things on my Silhouette out of vinyl and applied them to the board.  This was summer time so I added this bright ribbon.  A very simple project!
This is the old color of my door.  Isn't that a cute little boy??  He is MINE!
This is the new color of my door.  The swirls got removed in October when I added some spiderweb vinyl.  After that I meant to add something Christmas-y but never got around to it. 

This is what is on it right now.  See, I didn't space the words well and instead of re-doing the whole thing and trying to be a perfectionist I just let it be.  This is all chalk marker.

I just love this sign.  I switch out the ribbons for seasons and holidays.  I write things on it about holidays, birthday, countdowns, or just how I am feeling.  I do keep it positive and refrain from writing "Today sucks!"
It is a fun way to connect with the neighbors.  I see them walk by and look at my door to see what is written that day.  It is fun!

I will be listing one or more of these for sale for thsoe who don't want to make one themself!


  1. Cute. Cute. Cute!
    SUCH a cute idea!
    Great job!

  2. Very cute idea! I love the colors and the fact that you can write on it:) Saw you on Sisters Stuff!

  3. really great idea! i'm a new follower and found you through Sisters' stuff linky party.

  4. I love this too!, beautiful! And I love the colrs you chose. I am your newest follower, I found you through Tatertots and Jello!

  5. That is just darling! I love the chalkboard marker, so sharp!

  6. Adorable! And I love how versatile it is; you can change it for any season or occasion! I found you at the Homemeker on a Dime Blog Hop and am your newest follower.


  7. I have the chalkboard paint already but haven't started on this project yet. This post motivated me.

  8. Love the chalkboard idea and your son is a cutie!


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