Coffee until Wine Chalkboard plaques

Coffee until Wine

My sweet friend Mary is a crafty little bee. We have a lot in common (other then the crafty part). She loves coffee and wine just as much as me!

Well, that crafty Mary put together this adorable chalkboard display. It totally speaks to me. This would be a cute DIY gift for your coffee/wine loving friend’s kitchen or yours.

Now if I could just get Target to sell wine, I would have my three favorites in one spot!

Mary let me in on her tutorial and here’s what you need in order to replicate:

Wood piece to paintThe large chalkboard was just a piece of thin wood. I’m not sure what kind (Mary’s husband’s grandad made it for them).

chalk holderMary attached a piece of wood with a groove in it to hold the chalk.

back of chalk holder

Back of chalk holder.

She painted the top with Rust-oleum chalk board spray paint.

chalk board paint She did 3 coats. Two coats would probably work. If you are not used to using spray paint, practice on something else first. Remember to stand back when spraying. If you get to close, the paint will run.

close up of grooved chalk holder Then she used Annie Sloan chalk paint in old ochre on the bottom and sealed it with Annie Sloan wax.

top of chalk boardAfter that was all dry she tried to figure out how she would hang it, so she actually hammered nails through the top sides. She pulled the nails back out and threaded the twine through the holes.

small chalk boards The small ones were left over from her wedding. They were like $1 at Wal-Mart but they could only be used with the chalk paint markers because it didn’t have the actual chalkboard surface. Mary took out the twine out and painted 2 coats of the spray paint over them and then just shorten the twine to the length she wanted and restrung it.

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