IMG_1440I had to replace the Personalized Halloween Sign on my front door with something appropriate for the month of November.  I usually have a fall wreath but I have been leaning towards untraditional door decor lately…





I love the personalized nature of the Halloween sign so I thought I would make a thankful chalkboard. I am sure it isn’t anything new and has been done a million times before.  But what a fun way to great guests and the UPS man!IMG_1440I had an old frame from when I went to Sarah’s house for a home decor exchange party she had in the spring.  I removed the picture and the glass.IMG_1427 I loved the details on the frame and knew some glaze would make it pop!IMG_1428 I primed and then sprayed it with some Ocean Breeze Krylon Spray Paint.IMG_1429 The color was wonderful but the intricate pattern on the frame melted away.  I mixed some black paint with some Ralph Lauren Glaze and with a stiff brush I painted the frame and wiped the excess away.IMG_1430 I feared using the glass from the frame might be a disaster with all the opening and closing of a front door so I cut out a piece of 1/4” luan (I had in my garage) to size with my jigsaw.  It is a rough cut but I knew I had some wiggle room so it didn’t matter.IMG_1431 Then I primed it and used Plaid’s Chalkboard Paint on it. I placed the wood in the frame and then angled my handheld staple gun in such a way to shoot the staple in the wood but not all the way in.  That way it held the chalkboard in place.IMG_1433 I also stapled ribbon in place to use as a hangar.IMG_1435 I added some vinyl letters with my Silhouette machine…IMG_1437 I added some sticky back felt pads on all four corners so it doesn’t scratch the door.IMG_1436 Now everyone who comes to my door will be greeted from the heart! IMG_1438


The Silhouette is on your Christmas list right? 

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  1. ooh, I love that! I would not be one to use that machine enought to get one. Where can I find a good selection of vinyl rub ons. I have a plate and can't find something to put on it.

  2. I am imagining this on my door and the messages my pre-teen daughter and her gaggle of girls would leave on it. Great project though!

  3. That is so cute! I've been wanting to make something similar to ask people to please now ring the doorbell because of napping babies.

  4. That's great! As soon as we have a front porch so guests can knock on our front door rather than the laundry room door, I'll be making me one and it'll say – Thankful for a front porch!

  5. Beautiful! I just recently did a chalkboard. I love the idea of writing down what you are thankful for. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

  6. I love this idea soooooo much that I'm going to copy it! 😉 I'll give you credit, of course.

  7. Just today as I was bringing another package inside I was thinking … I'm so thankful for the UPS man and the Postman who hide our pkgs in the bushes so they stay safe until we retrieve them.
    GREAT idea!

  8. Cute idea, and I have to agree. We're so thankful for the UPS (we call him the Oops man) delivery person.

  9. this is so cool! I love the color.
    silhouette? nope, not on my Christmas list. Santa's pocketbook is empty. 😉

  10. Love love LOVE. I have been planning on making a chalkboard sign for my front door for awhile and I love yours!

  11. My goal this quarter is to earn the Cricut Create offered as a Star Consultant prize by Mary Kay. Working to EARN that baby! (On that note, my once-a-year-discount Open House is tomorrow and Saturday. Chk FB 🙂

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