It is amazing the clarity that comes with having only a limited amount of time left for DIY details. Originally I had envisioned all kinds of options for my table numbers. Time has not been my friend though and I am down the the wire. Just like that I was able to decide what I wanted to do with the table numbers in only about 20 minutes. Who knows what I might have accomplished had I had this clarity early in the game?!?
I had ventured over to my local craft store one day and picked up about 20 of these babies.
For only a $1, they were perfect. I knew I wanted to do chalkboards but I had no idea how I wanted to ‘decorate’ the outside frame. I thought about leaving it plain and going with the ‘faux’ wood look. I contemplated wrapping white or blue ribbon around the frame. I thought about painting the frame either white or navy blue. Finally I had the fleeting idea to cover it in burlap but that idea was gone as soon as it started.
Normally I am as indecisive as they come. But as we get closer to W-day I am able to make decisions in less than a day. Yesterday I decided to paint the frames white and bing, bam, boom it was done. I know, I shock myself too!
|Chalkboard spray paint|
I got some chalkboard spray paint from the local craft store and sprayed away. And the final product:
The chalkboard part is a little too clean/shiny for a chalkboard so I thinking about smudging it up a bit with some chalk dust. Perhaps people won’t get it though and think it is just dirty.
Now I just have to figure out how to get them to Cape May without smearing. I am thinking about wrapping them in saran-wrap in hopes they won’t smudge. I guess I could always chalk the numbers on once we get to Cape May but I have to do our menu and a couple of other signs in chalk too. I think waiting until we get there would put too much work on the days before the wedding.
All in all the project cost me about $23 for 18 table numbers. Can’t get any better! I am so glad that I was able to strap on my lady balls, make a decision about this and knock it out.
Any ideas on how to transport chalk signs without smudging them? Any projects you surprised yourself by being decisive?