It’s no secret that I love chalkboards in the dining room
or the kitchen…
Old shabby frames with gilding and chipping paint
turned into a chalkboard
and set on the sideboard with
a menu or party message
This was last years Christmas chalkboard and here it is on a
bench with a favorite quote
I love me some chalkboard.
I was thinking about a bigger one.
One that was large and in charge.
Though I have looked and looked
I didn’t find a frame that was the right size to make the
size chalkboard I was thinking of.
I wanted something as a backdrop for my dining table.
To write the wine list on for wine tasting parties…
or a verse from a favorite song
or maybe a message or quote.
This chalkboard was my inspiration…
since I didn’t find a vintage frame the right size~
I decided to make my own.
I have grooved knotty pine walls in my old 1940 house
I love them but they do not make for a smooth surface for marking off
and painting a chalkboard on.
But using a 4×8 sheet of 1/4″ smooth plywood, some thick trim
and a little chalkboard paint…
This huge chalkboard creates such a beautiful backdrop for the dining table
Loving the versatility of writing on it~
Twas the night before Christmas was a fun verse to write-
though it took nearly a whole piece of chalk to finish it.
I love it simple and plain with not much writing on it too
and I can’t wait to do the wine list.
My ruffled burlap tablecloth brings a bit of the rustic
I am loving it paired with my frenchy dining chairs
( the numbers are from my Lowes Harvest table post)
I love the mix of rustic and elegant.
I am starting to add a little Christmas to the dining area
with a few pine boughs and berry garland
and wee cypress tree seedlings on the table.
I’ll share it’s holiday look when it’s decked out in full