Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Giant Outdoor Chalkboard


How was everyone's weekend?  
I enjoyed a relaxing long weekend celebrating Canada Day.  We even got a few things done in the meantime.
Like the outdoor chalkboard that I've been pining after for over a year.  I have been wanting to put one up for the kids since last year, but since the boys were still small it wasn't as much of a priority.  
Anyways, here it is!


It was so easy, too!
My husband bought a large plywood sheet and primed the entire surface.


Then rolled a few coats of the chalkboard paint over it.


And hung it up!



It's easy to clean up, just spray it down with a hose!



My little artists love to draw, so it's perfect for outdoors.


And since we don't have much for sidewalks, it's perfect for the large sidewalk chalk.



What projects did you complete this past weekend?

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24 comments:

Cari and Cortnee @ Two Sasters said... Best Blogger Tips

This is SO neat! I love it!! Since we live in a condo with just a deck, this would be perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!

Urban Hoot said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a great idea!

Creative Raisins said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so much fun they are going to have hours of craftiness and creating on their.

Tamsyn said... Best Blogger Tips

Well done, this turned out great! I made one for my son a little while ago too, he absolutely loves it :)

marissa said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a fun idea! I hope you'll stop by and add this and any other posts you're proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore, Read, and Made Link party

marissa
http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

Mama Jodi said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this idea. It is so much fun. It's so easy to clean up too.

Veronika said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE this idea! Perfect way to spend sunny days! :)

Art Mama said... Best Blogger Tips

Great Idea! Thanks for sharing!

Tulip TrueAim said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so awesome! Does it come clean after the sprinklers hit it? My kids love chalk so this would be perfect. I would be so grateful if you would link up at Mom's Library. Hope to see you there.

Angela said... Best Blogger Tips

Every family home should have an outdoor chalkboard. I painted some big old paving slabs with chalkboard paint (we were going to chuck them in the skip so I thought I should put them to good use) and my kids love drawing on them!

Kathy W. said... Best Blogger Tips

These are the best projects, easy, totally useful and look great! I wonder if I could paint the chalkboard paint directly on my brick wall...might have to try that.
thanks!
Kathy

http://carysandcharlie.blogspot.com/

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said... Best Blogger Tips

I'll have to keep this in mind!!!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the inspiration! We will be featuring your project tonight on the Someday Crafts Blog. Please stop back in and grab a Featured at Someday Crafts button for your blog. Thanks again for sharing your project!

Katie Goldsworthy said... Best Blogger Tips

I always love your stuff! This is awesome!!!

--Katie
@ Creatively Living

Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! I never get anything done on the weekends:)

Tulip TrueAim said... Best Blogger Tips

@Tulip TrueAim Pinning this!

Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so great! My kids love chalk. I should make one for them. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

Meg said... Best Blogger Tips

That is SO fun! My kids would love this. Great idea!

Christine said... Best Blogger Tips

I WANT that chalkboard!!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Kara said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a clever idea!

Erika Marsh said... Best Blogger Tips

This is an awesome idea! my kids would love this! AND it would keep messes outside! We'd love it if you'd share this at our Home is Where the Heart is! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/
and any other posts you'd like to share that have to do with homesteading and homemaking!

Lauren @ mercy(INK) said... Best Blogger Tips

FANTASTIC idea!!! love love love it!

please come share at the Heart&Home link up at www.mercyINKblog.com & share with the mommas there. they will love :)

Abbie said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this idea! Too fun for the kids!

Featuring you tomorrow for Feature Friday Free-for-all!

~Abbie

Imani said... Best Blogger Tips

totally love this idea .. may have to try this for sure.. great job

http://messy2organized.blogspot.com/