Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Notes from the Nest


We had this ugly door to enter the garage from inside the house.  It's a steel door, therefore already magnetic and we thought it would be fun to make it into a magnetic chalkboard/door. Bye-bye eyesore.

I loved it painted black but thought it needed a little something. So I painted this cute little bird and nest in a tree with the message "Notes from the Nest".  I used white acrylic paint - looks like it's drawn with chalk.

I've seen tons of chalkboard projects in blogland and just needed to do some of my own. So simple and fun.  Prime, and paint (2 good coats) with chalkboard paint - we bought ours at Lowes.
The kids can't wait to come home and draw on the door!

I still have some paint left, hmmm.........

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20 comments:

Love the Decor! said...

What a great idea. Very talented to paint that drawing!
Love it!!
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Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

Now THAT is a FANTASTIC idea! I have a sliding pantry door that would be perfect for this!

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Cottage Flair said...

Great solution for the door. Great artwork too!I love chalkboard paint. When my kids were smaller, I painted the bottom section of each of their doors for them to play with.
Jennifer

Laryssa Herbert said...

Very cool! We have a door just like that. Hmm...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great idea, Dawn! I love your drawing, too! You're so talented!

Laura said...

This is so beautiful. What a talented artist!

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Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

Love it! What a fun way to enter the house!

-Grace

Bobbie said...

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donna...@d.reyne's said...

What a cute idea!
I love the branch and nest design you painted
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So glad I did!
Be blessed today~donna

Tracey said...

What a truly fabulous idea!!! It really turned out great Dawn!!!

:) T

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Love the door...and love that you handpainted on it...and your right...it totally looks like chalk.

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

I loooove your door! And your bird drawing!If you come see my kitchen wall, you'll notice some similarities :) I too have a little bird on a branch on my chalkboard wall! Yours is MUch lovelier though!!

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Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

If only I could paint a limb and bird as well as you...I would do this in a heart beat.

Molly said...

That is so cute I could just eat it with a spoon! I have an u-gleeee garage door and that could be a great fix!! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Love the way you painted the bird and tree at the top! So cute.
Thanks for linking up to my party!
Blessings,
Traci

Counting Your Blessings said...

A truly lovely idea!! Blessings... Polly

FILIGREE MOON said...

Such a beautiful and clever transformation! Glad to find your blog! ~ Angela

My Grama's Soul said...

That door is super.....and you are a talented artist to boot.

Jo

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, what a wonderful blog...
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia
www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sooooo CUTE! I love it. I was planning to do my back door with chalkboard paint too.... Wood, not metal, but use a coat of magnetic paint underneath... I chickened out....Now, I think I'm up for it. :-)

Thanks for sharing,
Spencer