Saturday, August 29, 2009

"No Soliciting" Sign

Linking to Kimba's DIY

I can't take credit for this idea as I have seen it somewhere in blog land but can't remember for the life of me whose idea it was. Please let me know if it is yours so I can give you credit :)
320 Sycamore made this cute one for her kitchen:

I remember seeing a "No Soliciting" sign with the same idea.
Here is my version and a step-by-step tutorial of how I transformed this:

into this:

Step 1: Choose your frame. I liked the design on this one and also the fact that it was bare wood and ready to be used. I got this particular frame from Walmart. But you can use any frame, in any shape, in any condition for this super easy project.
Step 2: I took it apart and sanded very lightly.

Step 3: And, you guessed it, Heirloom White Spray Paint comes next. I actually ran out as I was spray painting but it ended up being a blessing in disguise. I liked the fact that it was not a perfect coverage and some of the wood showed through.

Step 4: While the frame was drying, I painted the glass portion of the frame with chalkboard paint.

Step 5: Once everything was dry and ready, I used a piece of leftover jute rope (couldn't find anything else at that moment) and hung it on my front door. Ta da!

And as the seasons change, so will the messages...but for now, it is a message for the solicitors :)

Now go visit 320 Sycamore for more great chalkboard ideas!


The DIY Show Off said...

What a cute idea! Love it!


JobandBrittany said...

super cute!!!

melissa said...

What a great idea~what a cute way to keep them away :)

Michelle said...

Great job! I remember seeing this somewhere in Blogland, you've got me wondering where I saw it! haha Oh well!

Have a wonderful day!
~Michelle :)

Sheri said...

What a great idea! The dog in our front yard seems to be sign enough, but on occasion someone braves the scary dog and comes to the door.

Kimmy @ my beautifully blessed life said...

Cute!! Almost makes me want solicitors...okay JUST KIDDING! Great re-do & you are a girl after my own heart with that heirloom white spray paint!! :)

Let it Shine said...

Super cute!
Would be great for a new Mommy to put on the door - for a "Do not ring doorbell, baby sleeping" too!

Tammy@InStitches said...

don't you just love that chalkboard paint ?

Kimba said...

What a cute idea! Love it!

Amber B. said...

I think I saw something similar on "Bless Our Nest." And I totally need to make one--I am tired of solicitors waking up my napping 3 year old!!!! :-D