504 Main by Holly Lefevre: chalk
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Showing posts with label chalk. Show all posts

7.14.2012

Fancy Up Your Outdoor Space with Chalk

I have a ton of outdoor projects "almost finished."
(if you read this regularly, you are probably not surprised!)
The weather has decided to not cooperate in my patio furniture makeover- very hard to spray paint in wet soggy weather!
But at first sign of the sun -
I will finish it up and reveal it next week
(fingers crossed).


FANCY UP THE OUTDOORS WITH CHALK - 
IT'S NOT  JUST FOR SIDEWALKS!

I have commitment issues...sometimes...no, not really...well, maybe I do.
For my backyard fence,
I found the perfect {temporary} solution.
Chalk!

I love to entertain and there may be a party or two in the future,
so I really wanted something fun and interesting for this barren back fence.

I figured since I am dressing up the playhouse, and then eventually will get started on the gardening...my fence needed some accessorizing...it was looking lonely. My son and I attempted to create some visual interest by creating a "tee pee" based on one we saw at Earthbound Farms...but ours never took off (the dog may have had something to do with that...it just may have been his favorite place to, um, relieve himself).

Anyway, every morning when I open the blinds in our bedroom I look outside and see a blank fence...so I had a BRILLIANT (if I do say so myself) idea.

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DIY IT!

Step 1. Determine layout. I used an allover random pattern for this larger stencil.

Step 2. Tape stencil to fence (I simply used masking tape)
 
Step 3. Apply chalk. Now for this step, I sometimes used the side of the chalk and rubbed and sometimes had to use the tip to fill in. It is not perfect...and that is OK!

Step 4. Repeat as often as necessary.


NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN EXACT SCIENCE. Based on the roughness of the fence (and your own desire for "perfection) your results may vary. I LOVE the way this looks on my back fence - rustic sunshine!



I live in a pretty foggy wet coastal area, and the one stencil remained for months and months!
For a party, you could easily do this a day or two before.

Next up...I am trying a chalk/stencil rug!
Or what about a whimsical path to the front door?

Now of course I could have painted the stencil on...
but I thought by using chalk, I could be playful and fun...
imagine the possibilities.
Best part...when you want a change, just whip out the hose.

I live in a pretty foggy wet coastal area, and the one stencil has lasted for almost a week, so for a party, you could easily do this a day or two before.

Next up...I am trying a chalk/stencil rug!

Do you LOVE chalk!?
Have any crazy ideas for chalk at your house?
OR
Do you have any unfinished outdoor projects?

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11.21.2011

Make An Ornament Advent Calendar

I posted this little project last year...
about 5 days before Christmas...
A little late for starting an advent calendar, eh?
So, this year, I am so "on it"...here is is again!
Right before Thanksgiving!

Maybe a little project to play with this weekend?
I have made a few little updates/tweaks.
Ornament Advent Calendar by 504 Main

8.21.2011

DIY! Accessorizing with Stencils and Chalk!

I have commitment issues...
sometimes...
so for my backyard fence,
I found the perfect solution.
Chalk!
I love to entertain and there may be a party or two in the future,
so I really wanted something fun and interesting for this barren back fence.

I figured since I am dressing up the playhouse, and then eventually will get started on the gardening...my fence needed some accessorizing...it was looking lonely. My son and I attempted to create some visual interest by creating a "tee pee" based on one we saw at Earthbound Farms...but ours never took off (the dog may have had something to do with that...it just may have been his favorite place to, um, relieve himself).

Anyway, every morning when I open the blinds in our bedroom I look outside and see a blank fence...so I had a BRILLIANT (if I do say so myself) idea.

And it is so simple!
Go checkout all the details at The DIY Club!
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SUPPLIES


DIY IT!
I used an allover random pattern for this larger stencil.

Step 1. Determine layout
Step 2. Tape stencil to fence (I simply used masking tape)

Step 3. Apply chalk. Now for this step, I sometimes used the side of the chalk and rubbed and sometimes had to use the tip to fill in.

Step 4. Repeat as often as necessary.
NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN EXACT SCIENCE. Based on the roughness of the fence (and your own desire for "perfection) your results may vary. I LOVE the way this looks on my back fence - rustic sunshine!

I live in a pretty foggy wet coastal area, and the one stencil has lasted for almost a week (EDIT - it lasted until there was big rain - months and months!),
so for a party, you could easily do this a day or two before.

Next up...I am trying a chalk/stencil rug!
Now of course I could have painted the stencil on...but I thought by using chalk, I could be playful and fun...imagine the fossils stencils on the fence for a boy's party, the chrysanthemums for a summer BBQ or an allover design to liven up the fence. Best part...when you want a change, just whip out the hose.
I live in a pretty foggy wet coastal area, and the one stencil has lasted for almost a week, so for a party, you could easily do this a day or two before.

Next up...I am trying a chalk/stencil rug!


Do you LOVE chalk!?
Have any crazy ideas for chalk at your house?
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