I have spring fever so I am going to start decorating and creating some spring decor with a farmhouse vibe. Also, I am participating in the Love Your Home Challenge and this month is up-cycling. While searching for something fun to up-cycle I decided to use a vintage screen door for a spring chalkboard. Make sure you check out all the amazing up-cycle projects at the end.
DIY Spring Decor
It all started with an old chippy screen door and some chalkboard paint. If you have been reading my blog then you know I adore chalkboards and the colors; black, white and green, therefore, a chalkboard sign are is perfect for my spring decorating.
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The door had to be cleaned since it was covered in dust, however, I was afraid to wash the door since some of the paint could be washed off. To my surprise, most of the chippy paint remained intact.
I ran to Home Depot and had them cut a piece of sanded 3/8 inch plywood for the chalkboard that would in the missing screen area of the door.
Before I began the project I gathered all my supplies, hence, saving time and effort.
- Plywood 3/8″
- Chalkboard paint
- Foam paint roller
- Handy Paint Pail
- 8 Screws (3/4″)
- Tracing paper
- Chalkboard Design File
- Chalk paint (white)
The plywood was so smooth it did not require sanding, therefore, I grabbed my paint and got started.
Using a foam roller and the Handy Pail I painted the board with chalkboard paint and let it dry.
While the paint was drying I completed my design for my chalkboard I wanted to paint on the chalkboard. I wanted to use the chalkboard paint so I could add some chalk dust to the artwork and it would last.
I traced my design onto the painted board and started painting the design using a variety of paintbrushes.
Once the paint was dry I attached the chalkboard to the screen door using 3/4″ screws and countersink drill bit. See how to countersink in this video.
Decorating with Spring Decor
Nothing says hello spring like beautiful peonies in a willow basket with a burlap bow. Making pretty bows adds that something special to your floral arrangments, wreaths and more see my earlier post and see how I make my favorite bows HERE.
Handmade Bird Nest and Cupcake Stand
During my spring fever decorating marathon, I paid a visit to my storage lockers looking for my spring decor, unfortunately, I was unable to find my bird nests. I decided I could make some with moss and items from my yard (you can see how I made them here).
My spring farmhouse decor needed some pretty wooden display stands or pedestals, so I thought why not DIY some. I made some in an earlier post you can read about that here.
My next project was transforming candlesticks and wood plaques into Farmhouse pedestals aka cake stands. Then I made bird nests that sit on top of the pedestals. See how I made them in the video below:
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See you soon,