Many of you might have seen the picture of a chalkboard with this quote (which is by Christopher Columbus) on it floating around pinterest the past month or so. Well, I fell in love with it and wanted it so bad! I even emailed the artist and asked if she had a print of the picture of it, but I didn’t hear back. So, I decided to make something myself.
I finished this up before the baby came. I did it as simply as I could, but there are things you could do to make it better. I started with a lid from a bankers box (you know, those storage boxes you buy at the office store?). I happened to have one just laying around in the garage. I cut off the sides and then painted the front and back with black paint.
Then I found a pretty font I liked (here is the one I used) and used my Silhouette to create a stencil with this quote. You could just do this free hand or even try the adhesive vinyl and just stick it on after using the Silhouette to cut out the words. Then I just painted over the stencils I created. I ended up using a paint pen to do this because I found it easier with such a small area to cover.
Then I found this rope trim at Hobby Lobby. I bought enough to go around the whole thing.
I took my hot glue gun and glued the edge to the underneath of the cardboard all the way around.
It turned pretty nicely on the corners. I added a bit more glue there to help keep it lined up nice.
Then I went back and pushed the rope over to the top and hot glued it in place there as well.
It adds to my view of when I’m washing dishes 😉 And it was cheap and easy to do!