Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Rustic Chalkboard

 After seeing this chalkboard in our bar area, our favorite bride to be (now newlywed) asked us to make her a larger version.  It is really easy to make and cost only $11!  I didn't take progress pictures (Michael and a friend did it while I was in Tahoe with my ma and sister - he is so sweet!) but it was so easy!  We bought a board from Home Depot for $5.50 - it was MDF and in the back of the lumber section.  It was the perfect size and we bought it so we wouldn't have to cut anything, but if you are making a few, it might be cheaper to but a larger board and cut it.  Then, paint the board with chalkboard paint (as seen here) and add the frame.  We used fence boards that I took off the fence.  Then, screw the chalkboard onto the frame from the back. 
 You are done!  I love it!  What do you think?

 Since the wood is old, the edges will not line up perfectly, the guys complained about this, but I think it just adds to the charm. 

 I love the knots and the old nail holes. 

 Here is the back. 

 






















        Here is the board in action at the wedding.  So cute!!

4 comments:

Kim Ricketts said...

I think this is too cute!!!! I love it!!

Kim

Crystal Cattle said...

This is awesome. How many layers of chalkboard paint do you put on it?
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Viktoria said...

I love it! The sign looks so good!!

Jensamom23 said...

Very nice! Love the size.

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