By now you all know that I love chalkboards! They are one of my favorite tools to use when decorating or planning a party. They easily add a personal touch to an event or when just decorating in everyday life. If Jonathan has a good day at work, Great! He can come home to a new message on the chalkboard that is on display in our kitchen. This particular chalkboard (below) hangs in the entrance to the playroom on a regular basis but has been used in both my sister Lauren’s and my girlfriend Michelle’s wedding showers.
I have written tutorials on making two other framed chalkboards – one hangs in our dining room and the other hangs in the playroom as a child’s easel. This one doesn’t actually have a real frame, just the illusion of a frame. Here is how to make it:
There are only 3 materials in making this chalkboard: 1:Chalkboard Paint. 2:Painter’s Tape. 3:Wood Board.
Step 1: Find a Board. I had the below board from another leftover project. It is old and a bit beat up, but I like the character it brings to the “frame”.
Step 2: Place Painter’s Tape On Board. Frame the board in painter’s tape – this is what will give you the look of a frame:
Step 3: Paint Board With Chalkboard Paint. I used a quart of chalkboard paint because that is what I had. It would be even easier if you used chalkboard spray paint. I recommend at least two coats of paint:
Step 4: Let Dry and Then Remove Tape. Once the paint is dry remove the painter’s tape:
Wallah! Done! The easiest “framed” chalkboard you could ever make!