Sunday, May 13, 2012

DIY Chalkboard

Chalkboards are everywhere in decor these days, from paper thin vinyl ones you stick on your wall to backsplashes.  I love them.  So fun to leave little messages here and there.

Here are 3 quick and easy ways to whip one up.

This little guy can be purchased from Dollarama.  All you need to do is paint the frame and hang it up...cute with a pretty ribbon to hang it from.  Or, you could pop off the wood edges and reframe it.

Original frame painted.

I use mine as part of a collage in my bedroom.

When the glass in this frame broke I just painted the backing of the frame with chalkboard paint. 
We keep it in the kids' hallway to give them little notes and reminders.

You can see how I earmarked this page in my Style at Home magazine.  I love this board.

So I took this empty frame off my wall.

I sprayed it black matte, measured it and got a board cut to size at Home Depot.  I painted the board with my chalkboard paint and then, and here is where my DIY changes to DIWYHH (do it with your husband's help), Dino secured it in the frame.

Paint a whole wall in a kid's room or measure out a square on the wall and paint in a chalkboard menu planner in your kitchen...there are all sorts of ways to add some blackboard into your home.

Happy Mother's Day Everyone!


  1. I LOVE all the fun messages I always see up at your house! They are so awesome. I know it's a DIY...but could you help me make one?? :)

    LOVE BFF :)

    P.S (or make one for me.....)

  2. Very cute. I really like that last picture.