HUGE DIY Chalkboard

DIY, Projects

  1. As always, I love your newest project Shayna! I have an old vintage chalkboard that my grandfather bought for me at a yard sale almost 30 years ago. It was made to hang horizontally with a little chalk ledge at the bottom, but I turned it vertically to fit on my wall. Your newly constructed one looks so much like what I have filling up that empty wall space! I am in awe of your ability to continually come up with projects that turn out so well! 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Your wonderful chalkboard is perfect in your beautiful kitchen, Shayna…you can never have enough chalkboards!

  3. Susan Smith says:

    I have been looking for a vintage school chalkboard, no luck. This looks like a great compromise.
    Love all your projects!

  4. angela says:

    love it and love the bowl of apples.

  5. M says:

    Life is beautiful!!! So is the chalkboard you made. We were so separated @ birth, cause I LOVE chalkboard signs!!! They are all over my house, to! Love it, Shayna:)
    Blessings & ♡
    M

  6. OMG, how I love this chalkboard, and I agree, the wood trim makes it that much more special. Not sure how I didn’t come across your blog before today, but I’m in love and I’m probably “moving in” for the weekend. Virtually, of course. 😉

  7. Grace says:

    What a great idea, Shayna! I’ve been following your blog for a few years now and I just love everything you’ve done with your home! My name is Grace and I just started blogging over at http://www.homebygrace@wordpress.com

  8. Robin says:

    Looks great! Amazing how those pieces and parts of scraps can be turned into something so useful and pretty. I like raiding the scrap pile too! LOL

    • Elvin says:

      Hi. I was just wondering, do you need to sand down the plywood that eventually becomes the chalkboard, so as to reduce as pits that are naturally part of the wood texture/grain?

      I’ve just made my own board, but after applying 3 coats of paint and seasoning the board, I find that there are some minor pits/holes in the chalkboard due to the texture of the plywood, and they will be permanently filled with chalk dust unless u wipe with a wet cloth. (Is it meant to be this way?)

      • Shayna says:

        If you want a perfectly smooth chalkboard, you might want to fill in the different areas and sand them smooth. Ours isn’t perfectly smooth, and there are small areas where the chalk dust does settle or collect. I don’t mind it though, I like the way it looks! 🙂

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