Y’all, I think is the fastest and easiest DIY home decor project I’ve ever done! With the wedding, I haven’t spent much time decorating the mantle, but once we got married, I had the idea for a DIY chalkboard wood slice. It goes perfectly with the fireplace and the kitchen chalkboard door panel.
My love for farmhouse decor also didn’t hurt! This was a project I was able to complete within a few hours.
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Materials for DIY Chalkboard Wood Slice
- Wood slice (can be purchased at most craft and fabric stores such as Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Joann’s, and Amazon).
- Liquid chalk markers
- Sponge brush
- Chalkboard paint
It was a beautiful day outside so I decided to grab my work table, which you can see is used quite often and get to work!
There are so many wood slice shapes, sizes, and thicknesses. I chose one that is oval and a little off center. The one thing I decided with this project was that I didn’t want it to be perfect. That sounds strange, doesn’t it? For me, it isn’t because guess what? No one’s life is perfect, there are up and downs in life and I wanted it to be more about us and less about perfection. Know what I mean?
For the first to create my DIY chalkboard wood slice, I used a black crayon to draw the guideline for the oval I would paint with the chalkboard paint. I free-handed the circle and it turned out just as I wanted. It needed to be a little imperfect just as the shape of the wood slice.
I took my time and sketched the oval on the wood slice. Drawing the line a little at a time makes it easier to fix anything you may want to change or redo.
If you notice, I don’t make a hard line. As I mentioned before, just sketch it with a light line, almost as if you were coloring.
Now it’s time to whip out the paint! I used a light coat and painted inside of the circle guide I drew on the wood slice. I used a small paint brush and a sponge brush. It was such a sunny day, the coats of paint were drying almost instantly.
Even though the paint dried quickly, I still gave it a couple of hours to dry on the wood slice. Once the paint was dry, I grabbed my chalk markers. These markers are like paint markers and are easy to write with. When something didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted, I just grabbed a damp cloth, wiped and wrote again! This is my first time using chalk markers and I love them! I can’t wait to use them on another project.
Here’s my finished DIY Chalkboard Wood Slice! What do you think?