Okay, I'm teasing you! Basically, I found a wooden tray at a garage sale for only $1. It was already painted black.
Instead of keeping it a tray, I decided to make it into a usable wall art!
First, I painted the word, "Welcome" with some vines and leaves in white.I also attached these metal hangers to the back so I could attach ribbon for hanging.
So what is the surprise? It's the oval in the center...I painted the inside oval with chalkboard paint. Now when we come home and enter through the back door from the garage to the laundry room, we are welcomed home!
Then I did a bit of tweaking...
|I added a sweet yellow bird for whimsy|
I have fond memories of a small chalk board at the back door entrance of my Grandma's house. As a child, I would sit on top of the washer and write and draw on this chalkboard and just get lost in the creativity of it. Do you have memories of something simple and small at your Grandparents home that wasn't big but you still remember it fondly?
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