SO I mentioned I would be sharing the details on my diy chalkboard that I did for my mother-in-laws going away party last Monday…
and it’s now Friday.
It’s been one of those weeks.
And these darn “rocks” in my ears are rolling around again causing me more Vertigo. Ugh.
Anyway, I can’t seem to let the chalkboard trend die. I’ve been using them in my homes for years (here, here and here). It’s just a fun way to add instant art to a space just by changing up the drawing or saying. But I will say the trick to making them extra cool is all about the writing/drawing on them. I’m really not an artist but I can trace like nobody’s business.
I’ve always done black but I wanted to experiment with a school house green this time.
Rustoleum makes a chalkboard paint that can be tinted to just about any color you can imagine. In the party planning chaos I neglected to document the exact details of all the materials I purchased. Sorry. Though I did go for the thinnest board I could find. I’ll admit I was a bit nervous that the board would warp once I painted it and it did just a tad…
But once I cut, glued and applied the trim to the board it straightened right out. I used Gorilla Glue and stuck the frame right to chalkboard (no nails at all). I then secured the frame to the board with 4 clamps per side until the glue dried. I chose a thin board because I didn’t want something extra heavy hanging and blowing around in the wind. I then used Minwax, Early American stain for the frame and viola. Done.
My mitered edges didn’t come together perfectly. I simply ran out of time to fill the gaps with wood filler but I will eventually…or not.