Chalkboard Pavers: A Sweet Welcome Home

Since purchasing our home a few years back, we’ve spent a LOT of time renovating, stripping wallpaper, painting, refinishing, etc. on the INSIDE. It’s only been in the past year that we’ve been able to start tackling the curb appeal of our Cape-style house. I think I was so consumed by finishing up the interior projects, I just kept my eyes on the walkway and never looked up until I walked in the front door. Don’t get me wrong, our house is in pretty decent shape. But you wouldn’t know therein lives a woman consumed by making things pretty if you happen to pass by on the street.

Recently, we’ve been tossing around a few different ideas about putting up a privacy fence between the house and detached garage. It’s still a work in progress, but as we were walking around the yard, I started mulling over a way to say “Hi, there!” to anyone arriving in our driveway, short of putting up a banner. If (when) we move forward with the privacy fence, we’ll need to fix and extend the stepping stone walkway from driveway to backyard, so I thought I’d get a little creative and get a jump start with a few pavers coated in chalkboard paint.

Total win-win-win: I get to make something outside pretty, husband and guests get a cheery welcome as they arrive, and our daughter has a brand new place to get down with chalk. And, as it turns out, she’s already a pro hopscotcher. Only two and a half, and my little bunny’s got it down.

Hippity Hop.

The best part? The chalkboard pavers wash off easily with a hose or a summer rainshower, so we can all have fun changing up our welcome messages. We’re having so much fun with these pavers, it wouldn’t surprise me if the pathway suddenly doubled in length. 

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Step 1

 Open GalleryMy supplies were pretty basic: seven cement paver stones, plus a can of chalkboard spray paint.

Step 2

 Open GalleryI laid my pavers out on a tarp to protect the surrounding grass.

Step 3

 Open GalleryUsing slow and steady passes, I covered the top and sides of my paver stones with the chalkboard spray paint. The coverage was really good, so I only needed one coat.

Step 4

 Open GalleryAnd … done. From start to finish, this project took me less than an hour. Most of that time was spent wrangling a toddler, so I’d say it’s a good bet that you could finish this up in a half hour. Let it dry for a few hours and then bring on the chalk.

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As the founder, designer, and one-woman workforce behind Minnow + Co, a tight budget has never stopped this DIY-girl-at-heart from creating a beautiful, modern, creative home and treating every ...

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  1. John says:

    You can contact us, if you want to get the best pavers here in Pretoria, as we always take care of maintaining the quality.

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