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DIY Framed Chalkboard

DIY Framed Chalkboard

I love this simple DIY Framed Chalkboard.  It’s a quick and easy project and coming in under $20 is a steal! We have seen Framed Chalkboards sell for upwards of $70 to $100! Do a little scouring at your local Goodwill or thrift store and search for good wooden ornate frames in any shape. Be sure to give this do it yourself project a try. You will be happy you saved yourself so much money!

DIY Framed Chalkboard:

plywood or MDF board
chalkboard spray paint
spray paint for the frame
staple gun

DIY Framed Chalkboard

Step 1: Remove any ugly, unfortunate print that your frame may contain.

DIY Framed Chalkboard

Step 2: Clean the frame and make sure it’s dry
Step 3: Spray the frame and let dry

DIY Framed Chalkboard

Step 4: Cut your plywood or MDF board to fit inside the frame
Step 5: Prime the wood with white paint
Step 6: Spray several coats of the chalkboard spray paint onto the wood
Step 7: Let wood dry for 24 hours (per instructions on the back of the can)
Step 8: After the wood has dried for 24 hours, use your staple gun to hold your blackboard in place

DIY Framed Chalkboard

Step 9: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over the whole chalkboard and wipe clean
Step 10: Your chalkboard is ready to go! Enjoy!

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  1. Love the frame! I taught school at our small church-school for 21 years. I bought a piece of tile board ($11) and then had DH frame it in with some left over floor frame. Just used expo wipe off markers. We had to use this type of boards because some of our children had problems with chalk dust. Love the idea!

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