Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chalkboard Rooster

I recently saw in one of my magazines a chalkboard rooster and fell in love with it.  I wasn’t willing to pay the price they were asking so, I decided to make my own.

I made a copy of the picture and went to Staples to enlarge it to the size I wanted.  I cut the pattern out and traced it on some pine wood that I had on hand. 

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I used my skil saw to cut them out.

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And somewhere along the way I forgot to take pictures of the rest of the project.  But I’ll show you what he looks like. 

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I painted everything black and then used chalkboard paint on the front and back just in case I wanted to flip him around.  I wanted to give him some height so I drilled a hole in the bottom of the rooster and in the base and used a wooden dowel  rod. 

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I added a pretty red bow and a sweet message for all to see. 

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And for now I have him sitting in my kitchen on the countertop by the coffee pot. 

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I think he turned out right cute! 

Gail

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21 comments:

  1. Oh that is so darling. What an incredibly creative idea. I Love it!

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  2. ADORABLE!! Love it!! You go girl with that skill saw!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  3. I love it!! Such a great idea and it looks great in front of that new backsplash!
    Jane

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  4. That is so cute and so creative. I love it. What a fabulous vignette too. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  5. I'm in love!!!! That is too cute!!! You should sell those!!!

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  6. HI Gail...

    You are such a creative and talented lady, my friend! I am in awe of your skills and handiwork!!! Darlin', your chalkboard rooster turned out FABULOUS!!! I love it! Ohhh...I'd love to have one of these pretty roosters too! Thanks for sharing yours with us...you did such a marvelous job, Gail!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  7. What a fun idea...what a great homemade gift for the holidays.

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  8. New follower via WGW, so cute! Such a good idea!! Need to steal the idea for a friend that loves roosters!

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  9. oh my goodness, this is the best.
    Teresa

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  10. That looks so cute! I am not sure I would be able to make something like that-I will admire yours from here!

    Best wishes and thanks so much for visiting my blog!

    Natasha.

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  11. Thanks for the blog info. I’d like to subscribe to your RSS. :)

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  12. I'm in love! I want one for my craft room. I wish I was handy with the power tools. Not scared of a drill but the saw...that's another story! Always good stuff here, Gail. Nice to visit.

    Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

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  13. This is super cute!
    I'm featuring it on my blog today!
    Hope you don't mind!

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  14. Oh, he's just too dang cute! Okay. I'll brave the saw for this one!

    Would love you to stop by and link up to Passion for Paint this weekend.

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  15. That is so cute! I am a fellow rooster lover!!!

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  16. Very cute! Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed party!

    Hugs,

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  17. I really love this! I've been wanting to get a porcelain black rooster, but this looks like something I could do myself. Love it!

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  18. OMG!! I am a huge rooster fan and I love this idea! I will definitely be "borrowing" this idea from you if you don't mind. How cute!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  19. Perfect and I love it. Where did you get your cream and sugar set. That is what I am looking for. We have the same taste.

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  20. Love rooster theme and having it as a chalkboard - priceless!

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