Friday, October 7, 2011

Chalkboard Mantle Sign.

My Halloween Mantle!
Two days of pure fall, beautiful weather has inspired me to finish a few projects I started, but didn't finish.  I needed a day of no rain so that I could paint - but honestly, there hadn't been any for a long time!  This is my mantle right now, real time!  I know every place I've purchased each of these items; from Utah to California to Montreal and now here in New England.  It's really fun to remember each place we've lived and where we purchased these fun holiday decorations - it's a little like christmas ornaments!

The mantle sign I made with an old antique board and chalkboard spray paint.   I didn't prime it, which was on purpose.  I wanted the imperfections of the wood and grain to show through.  I did spray paint over it several times to make sure I could write over the paint.  Once dry, it was ready for whatever I wanted to write on it!  I even hung it up myself :)

Here's the project in Pinterest fashion:



Do you find holiday decorations to bring as many memories as ornaments?
What is your favorite Halloween decoration?  From where?
Are you having b-a-u-tiful fall weather?

4 comments:

Cristin said...

Cold, wet and rainy weather here...even some snow.
I love holiday decorations -- all seasons, all holidays...but I especially love the memories associated with the decoration...

Rachel Bagley Wurtz said...

Awesome idea, but I would need YOU to come and do the writing. Beautiful!

donna said...

Michelle~ I love your Halloween sign...

Kim Sue said...

super cute idea!