Garden blackboard

The other week I posted on Freegle that I was after a bit of board to screw to the garden fence. My plan was to paint with blackboard paint and let the kiddies loose on it. (More garden fun!)

I was very lucky that a chap called Paul contacted me and said he had some board from the back of a wardrobe and would even deliver it to me (It was too big to fit in our car). The board has stood propped up against the fence for a week and today there was a handy man visiting the neighbour so I asked him would he be kind enough to pop over and screw the board to the fence.

He did this for me (and the lovely man didn’t even charge!) and I got on with the job of painting:

There’s me painting, barefoot! lol I am always doing outdoor tasks with nowt on my feet…and that’s Leon watching watching me. If it had been emulsion I’d have given him a brush but the blackboard paint was like tar from being kept in the garage half used for the last couple of years so I had visions of all kinds of gloopy mess! All the dug up earth in the foreground is what was under the trampoline, we’ve moved it up to the top of the garden so I now need to do some planting there: perhaps some plants that like boggy soil and dark, dismal conditions!

and here is the finished article!

  3 comments for “Garden blackboard

  1. May 21, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Ace. It will look great with plants around it:) good job lady.

  2. EMily
    July 8, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Does blackboard paint not wash off in the rain? Oooh and see how easy it is to comment on your new website 😉

    • Mel Bridge
      July 8, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      hello! 🙂 no it doesn’t wash off in the rain! 🙂 Although the chalk does ha ha

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