Saturday, April 4, 2015

This is for the birds!

There is something about birds that seems calming.

This is for the Birds!

What you will need:
Old cabinet door
MDF chalkboard
Wood scroll or embellishment
Wood Glue
Paint - 2 colors
Tape Measure

First you will want to measure and find the middle of the cabinet door.

Next, glue your scroll to the cabinet door and let it dry.  I like to put it right in the middle, but other placements would look good to.

Now, it is time to paint.  I like to paint a light coat of brown or grey as a base coat, then add a few coats of yellow paint and sand it to give it an antique look.  You can also use a faux glaze over yellow chalk pant if you prefer, but I like to use regular spray paint when it is something I will be handling quite a bit.

Next, spray a few coats of yellow paint.

You will want to wait for several hours before you sand, so the paint has so time to cure.
Next, cut your mdf chalkboard to fit your frame and attach it - I had my hubby use his air stapler to fasten the mdf to the frame.

Here is a picture of several chalkboards I made before I added a design.

After you have sanded it to your liking, let your creative juices flow and add a chalkboard design. You can use my chalkboard tutorial Here if you like.
What would be calming to you?

Thanks for stopping by!
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  1. Lovely! Pinning for sure- love your ideas:)


  2. What? A cabinet door? Girl, that is so clever!
    Thanks for sharing on Something to Talk About! Pinning!

  3. Found this on the Blissful Bee link part, love the idea :)

  4. Well, if this isn't just the sweetest! I love birds so this is right up my alley :) And the colors are so bright and cheerful! Enjoy the remainder of your week! Hugs!

  5. I'm so glad you shared this with Roses of Inspiration! Thank you, dear Brenda! Happy Thursday!

  6. Love the boards and your pretty bird design. I'm featuring you tomorrow at Show Me Saturday. Thanks for linking up.

  7. The boards are so cute! I love anything bird themed. I've decorated with them after putting Easter away. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. This is so cute - I love it. I am such a chalkboard lover and I collect birds - so perfect for me. I would love it it you shared it with us at Share It One More Time link party. Cathy

  9. This turned out so cute, you made the project look so easy, I wish I had a creative side.

    Thanks for stopping by Friday Features Linky party this week to share your post!!
    Have a great weekend!

  10. I need to make something like this thanks for sharing

  11. These are very cute! I love birds too, especially in the spring! Thanks for the great idea! I am visiting from Lou Lou Girls Link Party today.

  12. Good morning, my dear! I wanted to pop in and let you know that this beautiful post was featured at Roses of Inspiration. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your loveliness with us. Have a great day!

  13. Hi! Visiting from the Lou Lou Girls' link party. This is so adorable!

  14. This is a great idea, they look nice. Thanks for posting. Hello from Busy Monday.

  15. Hi Brenda. I find birds very calming too. This is just gorgeous. I love it. I'd like a few of them to adorn my house. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring this one at tomorrow's party. So great to have you come by.

    Anne xx

  16. This is really pretty. I love the yellow with the black--and the birds, of course. Thanks!

  17. What a cute idea... I love anything to do with chalkboard paint and the birds are so adorable. I might have to get my middle son to draw those for me. Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings, Amy

  18. Love your boards, they are really pretty! I've been on a chalkboard kick myself. That is when I find nice frames I like. Nice colors, and I like the emblem at the top, dresses them up some. Your little birdie drawing is cute too! Thank you for sharings!

  19. This looks fantastic! You are so creative. Your post will be featured this week on the Friday Favorites Link Party at Come by and see your feature and share another of your favorite posts! The party goes live Thursday at 7PM. I hope to see your there...Hugs - Christine at Must Love Home

  20. Hello gorgeous! I love seeing your masterpieces.Thank you for bringing such great things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm.. Lou Lou Girls

  21. Hello beautiful! I’m stopping by to let you know that Amber chose your cute board as her favorite from our last party and we will be featuring it at Monday’s party. Happy dance time! Thanks for partying with us. Lou Lou Girls

  22. Thanks for sharing this is for the birds at my last Fabulous Friday Party. Stop by tomorrow you are a feature!
    Thanks Maria