If you have or ever had country decor in your home you probably have one of these huge metal stars hanging around. Maybe it still fits your style, or maybe not. I am in the process of updating my home from green, burgundy, and mustard colors to a lot of teal, tan, and cream – I am trying to go for a modern farmhouse feel. So I actually had my old giant red star in the pile destined for donation or a yard sale while I was working on a main wall in the kitchen, and it just needed “something” and it needed to be black. My eye caught the star and instantly I thought chalkboard! So I rescued the star, gave a it a couple coats of paint, a little trim and voila! I love how it looks plus it doubles as a chalkboard in my kitchen for jotting down grocery lists, phone numbers, or to do’s.
Metal barn star
Towel/All purpose cleaner
Spray and wipe all dust or dirt off your star.
Dry with a towel to be sure it is completely dry.
Or you can hand it to your husband and let him play with his compressor/air blowy thingy.
My star had a rough finish, if yours is smooth & shiny you may want to sand it a bit, and even consider a primer layer.
Spray with one light tack coat of chalkboard paint, dry for 5 minutes.
Spray on 2-3 more layers until completely covered, drying 5 minutes in between. After the final coat dry for 3-4 hours before continuing onto the next step.
Once completely dry, working 2″-3″ at a time- apply a bead of hot glue on the edge of the stars arms, press twine into glue firmly. Continue all the way around.
That’s it, pretty easy right? I happened to have everything on hand so this project didn’t cost me a penny out of pocket and I have a new piece of decor that I love! Here is a close up view
Before and after: