For the past, oh I don't know, year or so I have wanted a chalkboard to adorn the enormous blank wall in my kitchen. I had an idea in mind, but laid it to rest until I found something I loved. I couldn't find one that would fit my wall and I wasn't particularly fond of any. I recently have gotten back on the kick of Pinterest and found this tutorial. I was smitten with its rustic look and the simplicity of it. I knew this was one project I could tackle on my own.
So here it goes, a little tutorial according to my iPhone.............
Step One - Map out the size of chalk board you would like.
(Washi Tape is all I had and it worked great)
Step Two - Make your way to Home Depot to get your supplies.
FYI - My Home Depot here in Fresno, did not carry the chalkboard sheet, so I found the cheapest piece of plywood they had and spray painted two coats of chalk board paint on top. (Let each coat dry for a minimum 24 hours). The plywood was so big I decided to make two more additional chalk boards out of it. I didn't want any scraps left over. Home Depot is great and will cut the wood for you. I am not so good with numbers, so I gave them the measurements of my wall, that I had taped off and they figured out the rest.
- 2 cans of chalkboard spray paint (I ended up using five total for all three boards)
- 1" x 3" for the boarder (I needed at least four for all of three of my chalkboards)
- foam paint brushes
- stain (I used Minway Dark Walnut for my larger board)
- wood glue
Step Three - Stain wood and spray paint plywood.
(I had such a hard time waiting for the paint to dry. I am not patient, but let me tell you, it was worth the wait.)
Step Four - Glue your stained wood onto your chalkboard.
(I used paint cans for weights, to ensure the wood stayed in place until the glue dried).
Step Five - Get out your chalk and have some fun!
^^^ Smaller chalkboard that has the exact measurements as the tutorial on Pinterest. ^^^