I finally got the sign I made hung up in our dining room. It was super simple to make...not as simple to hang. I hung it by myself. Someone would have helped me, but I am impatient like that. I am just glad no one was around to watch...not pretty. ;) Oh well, a few bruises later and I have some new DIY art on my wall.
I found the ginormous wooden spoon while out thrifting. It was stained brown and was kinda neat like it was, but I had something else in mind.
We have tons of scrap wood lying around, so I went on a search and found the perfect piece of 1x8 pine to mount it on. I just used my nail gun to nail them together but a good ole hammer and nails would have worked too.
I framed it out with a furring strip and then painted them all at once using Rustoleum's Heirloom White. I distressed it all over and added some dark brown wax.
I used these hook and eye loops on each board. You just screw them in. Super easy. This allows me to take the chalk board off and lay it on a flat surface to write messages.
I attached these black gate hinges to the back of the sign with wood screws and screwed the top directly into the wall. I bought the hinges at Lowes. I think they were the 5" hinges (sorry I didn't save the packages) but they were around 5.00 a piece. I would love to find some antique ones but I might just rough these up. I made sure to screw the hinges into studs so the sign won't come crashing down. It is a pretty heavy duty piece.
For the bottom chalk board, I used a little wall sign I wasn't really crazy about anymore and painted it with homemade chalkboard paint. I have done this before and it works really well for small projects. I posted a link to the recipe here before. I attached a little piece of chalk to some twine and tied it to the hook eye. Otherwise, it would get carried off by a 4 year old. They do things like that, ya know. ;)
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