Today's project has been in the works for a few months. Finally had the time to put it together. I love chalk and chalkboards. Just wonderful. As a teacher, I think it is literally in my blood. So, I needed a large "message center" in my kitchen. Had a nice magnetic chalkboard from IKEA and a wired photo display, but I wanted to supersize them.
I started with a piece of 24" x 36" aluminum sheeting. Can be found at hardware stores, my from Lowe' . I also purchased a can of chalkboard spray. Pure genius. After wiping the sheet metal down of dust, I sprayed 3 coats of chalkboard paint and let it dry overnight.
Here is where H.H. (Helpful Husband) comes in. He made 2 pilot holes at the top and bottom, then drill the chalkboard into the wall.
Next we trim some MDF board to make a frame. HH nailed it into the wall using his
pneumatic gun. A
great excuse to get out power tools.
Next up, fill in the nail holes and sand smooth.
Tape off the frame for painting.
Supersized Message Center.
The beauty is that the chalkboard is magnetized and I can put all kinds of cutie magnets up.
Now this little beauty gets moved to my craft room to display new cards and such.
What kind of projects are you doing this summer?
Hope you enjoy!