Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Chalkboard DAD Letters

This year for my husband on Father's Day I wanted to do a special photo with Serenity.

One of the things in the photo shoot will be some DAD letters that I painted with chalkboard paint.

It was very easy - even for someone like me who can't paint!

Here's what you'll need if you want to make your own:

One can of chalkboard paint - you'll have plenty leftover for other projects!
$9.99 at Wal-Mart:

A foam roller for a smooth finish.
$3.99 at Wal-Mart:

I liked using these little foam paint brushes.
About $.89/each at Wal-Mart:

Letters from Michael's.
Less than $5/each:

This is after the first coat - I probably should've lightly sanded the letters first to get the paint to stick better:

This is after the second coat:

And this is after the third coat - I definitely should've sanded the letters first:

My fingers are messier than Serenity's when she paints!

All in all, I like how they turned out. There are a few things I would've done a little differently:

1. Lightly sand the letters first.
2. BE PATIENT and wait longer in-between coats.
3. Start this project earlier!!

When I'm finished the photo shoot I'll share my pictures so y'all can see how it turned out!

Have fun!

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