I’ve always wanted a chalkboard somewhere…preferably in the kitchen. But then I thought- why not in the dining room? After all, isn’t this THE place where everyone gathers? Plus, imagine showcasing dinner party menus right on the board during the holiday entertaining season.
The decision was settled. DIY chalkboard it is. Knowing us, we would never splurge on a fancy one. Also, shopping for a chalkboard just seems a little silly. So it was a family affair. My husband built the chalkboard using casings mouldings (wall/window trimmings from home depot) and fiberboard (also from home depot). Zoey helped with applying the chalkboard paint. After all was said and done, I wrote a little “Home is here” message on the board. To me, it’s another way of saying “Home Sweet Home.”
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Build Chalkboard frame using casing mouldings.
Spray paint frame gold
Measure and cut fiberboard to fit frame.
Paint fiberboard with two layers of chalkboard paint.
Staple fiberboard onto the back of frame.