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How To: Make A Framed Chalkboard

September 14, 2011


I could not be more excited to share with you my first DIY project! This chalkboard was so much fun to make and even more fun to draw on. You can use any piece of wood that you like, I chose this one because it was such a cute, homely shape. It takes around two days to make – most of that time is spent waiting around for the paint to dry – but it is worth the wait!

The suppliesAll you need is: wood, black chalkboard paint, acrylic paint in a colour of your choosing, small and medium flat ended paint brushes, a drop sheet (so you don’t turn anything else into a chalkboard), sandpaper and chalk.

Paint edgesStep 1: Roughly sand the wood to remove any bumpy edges and wipe it clean.
Step 2: Paint the edges with the small paint brush and acrylic paint.

Paint wood with chalkboard paintStep 3: Paint the surface with the chalkboard paint in long smooth strokes being careful not to let it drip over the edges. Let the paint dry as per the instructions on the paint tin.
Step 4: Apply the second coat of paint and leave to dry for 24 hours.

Design frameStep 5: Design your frame and then draw it onto your chalkboard with the chalk. If you want the frame to be permanent use liquid chalk.

Write on chalkboardStep 6: Write on your new framed chalkboard!

I hope you enjoy my very first DIY project! Now I better get onto booking that travel insurance, only 22 days till our holiday!

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