I thought I would start the morning with a Coffee or really a simple DIY Chalkboard Coffee Sign made from an Op-Shop find. I actually created this sign for my Refreshment Station, you can see that reveal here. This is made from a old retro wooden tray I found at the op-shop….I see these all the time so you should be able to find one yourself easily.
You will need: Wooden Tray, Chalkboard Paint, Chalk, Pencil & Hairspray
You will also need to have a design you want to transfer (I designed mine in Photoshop and printed it out – you can do something in Microsoft Word with a font of your choosing)
I actually sanded my tray back and stained the wood before painting chalkboard paint just inside the carved out center, leaving the handles and edges as plain wood.
Next I seasoned my chalkboard with chalk (you do this simply by rubbing chalk all over your chalkboard and wiping it back off).
Using my design I rubbed the back of the paper with chalk making sure to cover the whole design, I lifted mine up to the light to make sure it all was covered.
Then I laid my design in the center of my chalkboard.
Using the pencil I pressed firmly as I traced over the design.
I removed my design, leaving a faint transfer behind that I went over in chalk. To get nice crisp thin lines I sharpened my chalk to a point using a sharpener and repeated as I needed.
To make my design semi-permanent I sprayed it lightly with hairspray.
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