I found this metal magnetic yard sign at a craft store… it’s main purpose was to hold cute magnetic signs. ( although the signs seemed to be MIA, or that’s what the store worker told me). I decided that it would be much cuter as a chalkboard.
I brought it home, roughed it up a bit with some sand paper and painted three coats of chalkboard paint…
I would like to say my white paint with yellow food dye was going to work, but it didn’t…I even tried light yellow paint with yellow food dye, and this is what I got…
So off to the store I went…
I picked up a bright yellow, a red, and a turquoise paint just in case.
At this point in the process, I am thinking
( What in the world did I commit to?)
I was so worried about getting this right, that I skipped taking a picture of the yellow step…
The NEW yellow worked, and I went on to “wisping” red around the edges.
I used turquoise marker to write in the lettering, and then I painted over the letters to give it a more layered look.
This was not as easy as I thought…it definitely is not exactly like the other one, but it looks OK.
Oh and by the way, since it was painted with acrylics, I was afraid of what the outdoor elements would do to it, so I sprayed it using an acrylic sealer.
Have a spectacular weekend!
PAINT WITH LOVE…
Ok so what’s wrong with this picture?
Can you see it…I went out the garden today and noticed I had two very tall asparagus stems. This is the first time I have actually grown asparagus, and considering Nevada’s cold weather, they seem to be doing tremendous!
By the way I was inspired to grow asparagus after reading one of my followers blogs this and that.
Last year I had pumpkins in that same spot. Don’t get me wrong, I love growing pumpkins (in fact I had a beautiful vine) but I also found out that squash bugs love pumpkins too…they devoured my plant 🙁
So did you see what’s wrong…the sign!
I decided to cover-up the old letters and paint new ones…
So at this point you are probably thinking that the letters on my sign look very child-like…well that’s because I wanted them to look that way. My garden was done for my girls and I want it to be playful looking!
Last year my husband and I were late to plant a garden and we quickly whipped together this garden bed! Much to my dismay I also quickly painted it!
Yesterday it was so beautiful, that I decided it would be a perfect day to go out and paint! SO that’s exactly what I did!