Hey all, Jessica’s Trusty Assistant here. Porch sign tips in a minute. So this week, our fearless leader (for sure as you’ll soon see) is on a well deserved Master Couturier incentive trip in Jackson Hole, Wyoming! It was supposed to be Greece but, well, 2020. Anyway those Chalk Couture folks have been treating her fabulously, although I NEVER thought I’d see this:
Now I think I know Jess kinda well, so I’m pretty sure this is a bit out of her comfort zone. And by that I mean so far out it landed firmly on Saturn. Jess is the one in teal and right behind her is the CEO of Chalk Couture, Kristine Widtfeldt. The others are all Chalk Couture Master Couturiers. Judging from their faces they seem a little terrified 😳 . Jess has all but dropped her oar and probably has a death grip on something in that raft. The good news is if you did pee your pants in this situation, who would know! I so wish this pic was better quality, cos those faces! Besides this test of tenacity, they have also enjoyed massages, time at a firing range, shopping, and dining at some great restaurants. This is just one of the achievements you can obtain when you join Chalk Couture (and join in Canada too). Through her hard work and, most importantly, her team’s hard work, things like this are possible. Now, read on and enjoy tips on the Porch Sign.
This week’s Tip Tuesday will feature that trendy decor item everyone wants: the Porch Sign. That little slab of wood that can say it all in a matter of feet. My assistant came up with one appropriate for the times. She needs to get on that Cricut and make this one.
The fine folks at Chalk Couture have come up with some clever designs too. Click here to see what’s up currently. With Memorial Day and July 4th coming up, now’s the time to grab these transfers up.
Here are my tips for making your own porch signs.
Board Size: 1x8x10 cut in half. Your surface should be around 8″ x 54″, so it’s as easy as going to Home Depot or your local lumber place, grabbing a 1x8x10 and usually, if you ask nicely and look pitiful, (flash some cleavage) they will cut it in half for you. If you’re able to splurge, cedar is more weather resistant than most wood, except maybe pressure treated, but then that has icky chemicals in it.
After you’re done chalking and its nice and dry, be sure to seal your piece with Krylon sealing spray. You can get that here. This will protect your board from scratches and from the elements outside if you have it on an open porch or on steps.
Use front and back of boards. For instance, you can do Fall on one side and winter on the other. Then, you can just turn the board for a fresh new look for the change in season. Works great for holidays too, like Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Here’s a demo of the Freedom Signpost transfer. This is a good one for the upcoming American patriotic holidays.
Stay Safe and Chalk On!