Wednesday, June 6, 2012

How to make a chalkboard

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This is a project that I have had on my to-make list for a looooong time! Had I known how easy it was to actually do, I would have done it a while ago. :)

Now, I don’t have step-by step pics, simply because I did most of the painting after dark.. Obviously not ideal for pictures. Definitely idea for kid-free paint time, haha! But seriously it is so easy to do! If you have any questions, feel free to email me!

First, gather your supplies:
-Frame (I got mine at Hob Lob in the framing dept. when they had all of their frames 50% off!)
-Thin sheet of plywood (Got mine at Home Depot)
-Sand paper (Home Depot, too)
-Primer (Not sure the brand I got, but it was in the paint dept. at Walmart)
-Chalkboard paint (Got mine at Home Depot. See picture (taken with my phone) below)
chalkboard paint rustoleum

Okay are you ready to laugh at how easy this is??

Step 1 – Cut plywood to fit in the opening of your frame
Step 2 – Sand and prime plywood and let dry.
Step 3 – Paint plywood with chalkboard paint (read the box, it tells you how long to wait between coats, etc) and let dry.
Step 3 – Attach wood to back of the frame (I used tack nails)
Step 4 –

Oh wait, there is no step 4, you’re done!! :)

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So far, a certain 4 year old in our house has gotten the most use out of our new chalkboard.. :)
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So, what do you think? Are you going to make one for your home? I think you should! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I will be back on Thursday night for Tickled Pink, and then again on Friday to post a giveaway! Be sure to check back! ♥


  1. This is great and sounds super easy! Good job :)

  2. Seems easy enough. I'll have to try this for my son!

  3. Hey stopping by from tt&j link party! That is so totally cute! I love your frame too!

  4. This is my first time visiting your blog, I found you on Craft-O-Maniac. I LOVE this project! The frame is gorgeous. White and ornate, just my style! :) I have tried the spray chalkboard paint and it works okay, but I think I might have to try this next. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm your newest follower!

    I just started a blog TODAY and would love to have you visit if you get time!

  5. This looks so classy for a chalkboard! I’d love for you to share this project on Tuesday’s Tidbits @ Naptime Delights:
    Thanks so much!

  6. Okay seriously WHAT A CUTE IDEA?! I LOVE this! And I like that it sounds pretty easy to do too :) Thanks so much for sharing! I LOVE your adorable blog! :)

  7. That turned out very cute Katy - I like the frame as well :o)
    Thanks for sharing!

    Stacey of Embracing Change

  8. SUPER CUTE! Crossing my fingers you'll share at my party! Saturdays at Seven!

    XO, Aimee