Thursday, March 22, 2012

DIY Chalkboard

Here's how I turned this:

Into this:

Step 1:  Buy a big frame from Goodwill.

Step 2:  Take the frame apart, measure the glass.  Get a piece of 5 mm plywood cut to fit the glass dimension.  In this case, it was 28" x 34".

Step 3:  Spray paint the frame.

Step 4:  Prime the plywood using Latex paint primer.  Let dry.  Then use chalkboard paint and apply 2 coats.

I used THIS chalkboard paint in black.

Step 5:  Put chalkboard back into the frame and install nails.


Just hang and enjoy!

My husband and I are already using it to write eachother love notes.  Here's my love note to my husband:

And here's his love note to me:

{When they say SIMMER the beans, they mean BOIL}

I love it when he talks dirty to me.

In reality, this note is super sweet.  He made garbanzo beans for me so I could eat dinner at my family's birthday celebration to celebrate my brother's birthday.

And no... this has nothing to do with my low iodine diet.


  1. Such a great idea! I've always wanted to do this but the size of frame I want would be super expensive. Good Will is such a good idea! :)

  2. What a great idea! love it, love it. definately trying it!
    check out mine, follow back if you like it?

  3. This is such a cool DIY!!! I totally want to do this.


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