I shared George’s party last week. We had a blast creating things for it, but I also like to make things multipurpose.
When George moves into a big boy bed, we are going to take that opportunity to update his entire room since we did not paint it when we moved in.
What better theme than baseball?
So we knew going into the party that we wanted to create things that we could take into his room later this year.
I almost want to change his room right now I love these two pieces so much.
The first is a chalkboard scoreboard.
He started with a piece of plywood. He painted it with chalkboard paint.
Then it took us three days to finish the white painting.
We used two sets of stencils for the letters. Tom was much more precise than I would have been. He measured the exact same distance between each letter. I would have just eyeballed it…
The white is permanent, but George can write all he wants to on the chalkboard part.
Tom took some 1 x 4s and nailed them together with some braces on the back. He did it kind of haphazardly because we didn’t want this to look too perfect. It is supposed to have a “rough” element to it. So the boards are not completely even.
Then he used some gray stain. Did you know they made gray stain? Well they do, and it makes an awesome effect!
Then I took some stencils to do the letters with sponge brushes.
I really love how this turned out, and I know it is a piece we will love for years to come.