It's been quite a while since I've actually done a craft project. I've had this sitting on my desk to do since Spring Break. It is a Wood Connection project. It was SOOO easy--but I also had the entire kit to work with. I painted it white, then put my vinyl letters on. Then I painted it grey. After the grey had dried, I did a whitewash--this is what makes it look like a chalkboard. Took the vinyl off and I was done. I really like how it turned out and how easy it was. It's definitely a saying that we should all take into consideration.