INSIDE : Learn how to make a custom chalkboard from a tree slice! This is such a fun craft DIY project with a ton of personality.
If you’ve been following for the last few weeks, you know that I am in the middle of a guest room + office update (final reveal shared at Guest Room + Office Makeover Reveal). I have been working hard to create a new clean and organized space and with that comes all kinds of fun DIY and craft projects! Today I am sharing one of my favorites, my Tree Stump Chalkboard!
And you can see where I used this beautiful project here, in my Guest Room and Office Makeover!
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What supplies do I need to create a custom chalkboard?
To start this project, use the chalkboard paint to create a “chalkboard area”. I selected a tree ring and used it as my paint border with two or three coats. (I put in white dashed lines below so you can see the line I followed.) I went in roughly 1-2″ from the edge of the stump. I also gave the raw wood edge a very light white wash, this is not needed but I thought it gave it a fun look.
After the paint had dried, I got out my favorite Gold Foil Paint Pen and went to town. I painted the bark tops. I attempted to use it the paint pen on the side bark portion, but no go. It just wouldn’t quite cover the bark edges quite right.
So, I found an easy fix. I turned the tree stump over (so as to not paint the chalkboard portion) and spray painted the edge with gold.
Then it was a simple as hammering in a few picture hanging items in the back to hang on the wall!
I love the gold edge! I love the natural material used as a mint chalkboard! I love Martha Stewart for creating such lovely chalkboard colors!
Have you used Martha’s fun chalkboard colors? She has mint green, blues, black and more!
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