We had to make a new the frame for this one.
it would make a fantastic chalkboard-but aren’t sure how to begin
here’s how I make mine.
I start with a frame I like and if it’s crusty, flaky, peeling paint… I love it.
The chippier the better in my book.
I love it’s character.
Measure the inside dimensions of the frame and then find a scrap piece of beadboard
or plywood or what ever smooth panel type board you might have.
(Don’t judge this beadboard by it’s dirt 😉 it will be painted and the beat up side is going on the back)
but make sure to wipe if clean with a wet rag so you don’t have dust bumps in your finished board.
Now you are ready for chalkboard paint!
or another home improvement store in the paint section.
It comes in a can or in a spray paint- and in black or green color.
If you decide to use smooth plywood- your board will be messy looking most of the time.
by being ‘dusted’ with chalk and the remnants of writing
kind of like those old school chalkboards that always seemed to be coated in a layer of chalk.
you will need to use a hardiboard of some kind.
put your brand new chalkboard into the frame and secure it with staples or nails
with a little inspiring quote or drawing therapy.