- House&Canvas Furniture Paint in SHADOW (You use this as your chalk board paint)
- Foam roller & paint tray
- 1′ x 4′ x 8′ Barn Board Wood for Frame (Home Depot has "faux barn board now - such a great, inexpensive option! I needed 2)
- Sheet of masonite cut to size (mine was 5′ x 3′ and my Dad had a spare so it was FREE!!)
- 10 x 3/4 Wood Screws
- French Cleat Mounting Bracket ( I needed 2 because of the size and weight of the board)
Step One : Measure & Cut Your Frame
You want to make sure you measure and cut your frame before painting the masonite so you don't risk scratching or scuffing the fresh paint.
Lay the masonite flat on some saw horses and measure out the 4 sides of your frame. Don't feel like you need any fancy mitered edges - it's barnboard, so the more rustic the better!!
Our chalk board was 5′ x 3′. Because our boards were 8′ long, the cuts were pretty simple.
*Important TipWhen purchasing your wood, pay attention to each board. Barn Board is very inconsistent – make sure you select pieces that are as flat and straight as possible. My Dad and I went through the whole pile at the Home Depot to get the straightest pieces.