Monday, October 22, 2012

"T" is for Teachers Lounge

Paint: teachers lounge sign

Handpainted chalkboard sign framed with 3/8" L shaped moulding:

This sign will go to my kids school to match all the other classroom signs I made earlier this school year:


The alphabet grosgrain ribbon is from Michaels, it completes the chalkboard theme:

Here's how I made the teachers lounge sign:

1. Cut 1/4" plywood to 
Paint two coats black chalkboard paint.
Print out letters, I used Calibri font at 125 point.  Line up and trace letters using ballpoint pen:

The pressure of the pen will leave an indent in the wood:

2. Paint on and inside the indent, I used white high gloss enamel:

3. Glue apple in place.
Cut frame pieces using miter box and coping saw:

4. Apply wood glue in crevice of moulding:

5. Once all four moulding pieces are on use rubberbands to 'clamp' pieces in place while glue dries:

6.  Add ribbon to back with pushpins, tie and hang:

I'm linking up to:

SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now


  1. I think you're making the best-dressed school ever!

  2. This is super cute, but you need an apostrophe on "Teachers' Lounge." Otherwise, you're making "lounge" a verb, and you're saying that teachers are lounging.

    I love the look of everything you've done, though!! And thanks for all the SUPER CLEAR instructions!