Friday, March 28, 2014

Feature Friday

Hey Everyone,

Let me start off my saying I'm beyond HONORED to be here on Jamar Party Planning sharing one of my labors of love with you all.  By no means do I consider myself a crafty momma... Sherry puts me to shame and I just LOVE admiring her work. But from time to time I will try to making a few things. The piece I'm sharing today was truly a labor as it was done to highlight all the milestones my 1 year old had accomplished during her first year of life. Reflecting back on her journey not only made me laugh and cry, but made me love and appreciate her so much more. She's absolutely amazing to me :).

Anyway, I choose to share this piece because it's one that I would consider to be universal. In the sense that anyone could recreate it capture any of life’s events yet it’s personal. Whether you’re looking for a way to display your family photos, celebrate a loved one, or simply need some wall art this tutorial could be of use to you.

So without further ado here’s what you need...

  • White wood board(I picked mine up from lowes for $12.)
  • Chalk
  • Photos
  • Chalkboard paint 
  • Wet towel
  • Hot glue gun and sticks
   Step by Step Instructions

1. Wipe board down

2. Paint board with two coats of chalkboard paint

3. Let paint dry and settle for 48 hours

4. Spread chalk across the entire board

5. Wipe board completely clean

6.  Frame *See framing instructions below*

7.    Glue pictures unto framed board (as you would like).

8.    Take chalk and decorate your board with reflective words (as you wish).

Deatils on Framing...

Framing Supplies
• Pneumatic nailer/stapler,
• finish nails,
• Wood filler,
• Sand paper,
• Miter saw
• Woodgrain Milwork (door/window trim) 11/16in. x 2-14 x8in.
• Metal L shaped bracets for support
• White paint

Step by Step Instructions
1. Measure your board (mine was 36 x40).
2. Using the miter saw cut the wood corners at a 45 degree angle.*Please note: The cuts should be slightly longer than the board (just in case there are changes that need to be made)*.
3. Use nailer at the corners to nail the frame together.
4. Apply wood filler to fill-in nailer holes and let it dry.
5. Once dry sand with sand paper to make smooth.
6. Paint frame and let it dry.
7. Once paint dries put the board on the back of the frame and screw the L brackets in each corner for support.

Happy crafting 

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