Step by step instructions on how to make your own chalkboard! Great for outside, inside, or in the garage on a rainy day. Also a really good project for kids to do with daddy. Our son Jack got a gift card to Home Depot, chalk, & chalkboard paint for his birthday (what an awesome gift!) so he could build this with daddy.
You will need:
- piece of plywood (ours was already sanded but if the wood is rough you will need to sand it)
- chalkboard paint
- 4 2×4′s
- 2 door hinges
- spray paint
- 2 inch wood screws
- 2 pieces of 8 ft decorative trim (optional)
First prime the piece of plywood. The trick is to keep the primer & paint very thin so the chalkboard will be smooth. Let dry overnight.
Next paint two coats of the chalkboard paint over the primer. Let dry over night. While that is drying you can spray paint the 2×4′s your color of choice.
Next screw the door hinges onto the ends of two 2×4′s to act as feet.
Measure and mark an inch from each corner of the chalkboard. Then screw the chalkboard into the feet where you made your marks.
Now comes the tricky part: adding the trim. Spray paint the trim your color of choice. Saw trim so pieces are slightly longer than each side of the chalkboard. Next measure 45° angles where the corners of the trim meet. Saw off the extra wood at those angles. Nail trim to chalkboard.