Hello and happy Monday! How was your weekend? Long and relaxing I hope.
Sorry I didn't get back with you last week as promised to show you what this picture at the end of my last post was all about...
Did you guess that I was going to make a chalkboard?
I saw Dear Lillie's huge chalkboard in her kitchen and knew that a similar one (only much smaller) would be perfect in mine, huh huh, though her kitchen is WAY more beautiful and bigger than mine.
So I bought a 2' x 4' piece of 1/4" plywood, a 1" x 4" 10 foot long and a quart of chalkboard paint. I had everything cut to size at the store (Lowes). The 1x4 was cut into 4 pieces...2 20" long pieces and 2 40" long pieces. I had the plywood cut to a 22" x 35" rectangle. Hope that made since.
I simply glued and stapled the 1x4 together to make my frame. I sanded and painted the plywood with chalkboard paint and once it was dry nailed it to the back of the frame. Super easy! I didn't even stain the frame. My 1x4 was naturally pretty dark so I left it natural.
So are you ready to see my Dear Lillie copycat chalkboard?
I will certainly be able to keep better track of my grocery list and appointments with this.
The cost for everything was around $20.00. Most of that was for the chalkboard paint itself ($10) but I have a ton of it left over for other projects so really this project was very inexpensive. Cheaper even than buying a smaller chalkboard at Staples or Hobby Lobby and mine has a much chunkier frame than the any store bought one, which I like.
So do you like my homemade chalkboard? Do you like it enough to make your own? Go ahead and make one. You know you need one...somewhere!
Have a great day!