Do you see the month shown on that calendar? June! That was the last month I consistantly shared blog posts...has anyone else had an insanely busy summer? I feel everyone I talk to has had such a fun-filled summer, yet they're all ready to unwind...just a little. I'm with them. I've had so many of my best friends & family visit this summer, & it's been wonderful! I am soaking up the free weekends right now, though & catching up on my to-do list & abandoned items. It is a good idea to step away from things you do everyday & come back refreshed, isn't it?
With that said, I hope you like the new blog design! Since most of my posts are about travel, art, & calligraphy (with some random bits in between...it wouldn't be a true blog without those!), I wanted to portray that a bit more. My hope is that it feels more cohesive.
Now, to the main event, here is the low-down on this DIY of a chalkboard painted wall calendar.
It's pretty basic, & takes about an hour to coat the chalkboard paint, & an hour to draw the calendar once the paint dries. Here's what I recommend:
1. Find a place you can easily write on the calendar & will see it often (your office or kitchen, perhaps)
2. Paint an unperfect rectangle with your chalkboard paint. You can pencil the general area you want your calendar to be, & then paint unperfectly around it. This calendar is all about nostalgia!
I'd coat it about 3 times.
3. Once it's dried (look at the bucket to see its instructions for drying. I bought mine at Home Depot), use a yard stick to measure your particular calendar so you know where to place your marks (I just used a pencil for making marks) for the days of the week (7 down) & thereafter, the days of the month (5 spaces across). This is where your elementary math skills come into play!
4. Once you've marked the spots to connect, use a sharpened chalk pencil to draw the lines. I recommend it to be sharp so you have a clean line that's easy to write around, but if your preference is to use regular chalk you can give that a try!
5. Lastly, once your lines are drawn, just write in your own desired handwriting the month, 7 days of the week & numbered days of the month! & fill that calendar in with your busy schedule!
I'd say the hardest part of having this type of calendar is updating it monthly, but it's great practice if you're looking to work on your handwriting skills, or just like to have cute projects like this.
This was a windy post--it's been a while, so if you're still reading, I'm impressed!
Have a happy Monday, everyone!