The process of settling into our home has been slow but steady, and we’ve been enjoying adding little personalized details and DIY projects in as often as possible throughout the process. There is still so much to be done (big projects that will take some serious time and money to complete) but a couple of weeks ago I decided that one thing I could tackle would be to add a bit of personality to my front entryway. So I partnered with ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to create two unique projects (both are easy to customize to suit your own tastes)…I think you’re gonna love them.
The first project was this adorable and functional DIY Chalkboard Art Wall that I’ll be using as a rotating art gallery / message board. It’s right near the front door, so it’s the perfect spot to write reminders and hang inspiring bits of beauty to brighten our comings and goings.
DIY Chalkboard Art Wall:
- Chalkboard Paint | I used Rust-Oleum Black Chalkboard Paint
- Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape
- Regular paintbrush or sponge brush
- Small art paintbrush (optional)
- Scotch Expressions Washi Tapes (optional)
- Chalk or Chalkboard Markers (optional)
The last tenants in our home painted the walls in a horrific high-gloss paint, so I knew going into this project that both the glossy paint and the crazy texture of our walls was going to be a challenge. Fortunately the ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape did a good job of keeping the lines sharp. There were a few spots where I was unable to get the tape to make full contact with the wall because of how deep the texture was, but since I knew about my wall’s shortcoming going into the project, I was happy with the end results. The addition of the decorative borders on each frame added a playful vibe to the project that I really love!
Follow the steps outlined in the slideshow above to make your own DIY Chalkboard Art Wall! You can make it as big or small as you’d like…just think of the possibilities!
Next up, I created a DIY Painted Stripe Rug to keep our shoe / getting ready area looking sharp. The rug I used (from the kitchen department in Target) has a slip-resistant padding on the back, so it’s perfect for weather worn shoes.
DIY Painted Stripe Rug:
- A smooth area rug with tightly woven fibers – a chunky rug will not work well for this project.
- ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape
- 4oz. or larger bottle of fabric paint | I approximately one full bottle of paint for my rug.
- Sponge or stiff bristle brush
- Large piece of cardboard or painter’s tarp
This rug was so easy to make, and I love the end result! If I could do it all over again I would snag a larger rug for a bigger impact. Maybe a second rug is in order?!
Follow the steps outlined in the slideshow above to create your own DIY Painted Stripe Rug. The colors you use and the pattern you create is totally up to you. It’s going to look amazing!