In case any of you guys missed our guest post over at Infarrantly Creative
we thought we'd post it again here at home!
So here's where we started.
We printed off the picture and tried to measure them to scale.
If you don't own a quilting ruler, go get one, they are so useful!
We used printer paper to make our patterns, which worked great
since it was already 11" high, we taped 3 sheets together to fit the 24" width
of the board and eyeballed the rest from there.
2 of the boards were cut into 3" slats,
Spray paint works best and gives the best finish!
Did you know that if you lightly sand between coats
Also following the directions on the back is always good (note to self).
Don't get too close and glob the paint.
It's better to do several thin coats then ruin it with one globby one.
If using chalk board paint we recommend pre-painting the side slats and
then gluing them into place so you don't get chalkboard paint all over them.
Scared to cut dry erase board? We were too!
Luckily we remembered a great tip we saw used on trimming doors to protect them from chipping:
this will eliminate any chance for the finish to chip and flake up!
We also found a roll of white craft paper to hang from a dowel that
was held on by little corbels we made that attached to the base.
We had to make one in pink for Nicole's daughter to display her
artwork and to organize her jewelery!
These were pretty fun to make and actually pretty easy
but more importantly our kids love em'!
Plus our grand total was just over $75.
That's total....for 4!
Pretty fun huh?
Now, what to do next.....