Making a chalkboard door

I would love to do something for my mom and dad and thought of making up a chalkboard and pin board with photos as well. Do you have any other DIY ideas that could be better?
q chalkboard door, crafts, doors, repurposing upcycling
  6 answers
  • Connie Connie on Aug 15, 2016
    I personally dislike chalk! Messy, powdery residue everywhere on the floor?You can cut white hardboard (Slick, plastic coated and often sold cheaply for shower enclosure walls) and use it for a dry erase whiteboard.

    • Deb10034393 Deb10034393 on Aug 17, 2016
      Hi Connie thanks for your comments. I also don't like chalk but unfortunately they live in a very poor community and a free choice of stationary is not really available. So chalk would be the only option for them. I do like the wire idea too. But thought if we could add ribbon too it would be nice? By the way I have no idea of chalkboard paint. Is there a special way of doing this. Or could I use tinted PVA?

  • Faye Campbell Faye Campbell on Aug 15, 2016
    Cover a backboard with foil you have crumpled and carefully unwrapped.Smooth it down but aim for a textured affect. Paint and then adhere your photos.

  • Geri Ann Geri Ann on Aug 16, 2016
    Half cork and half chalk board

  • Tracy d Tracy d on Aug 16, 2016
    I like the chicken wire idea, and the cork board on bottom. i think because your parents are older, they could pin reminders of doctor app , special events ,etc. on there.

  • Deb10034393 Deb10034393 on Aug 17, 2016
    Thank you everyone who has responded to my question. I will take your advice and update you all once it's done!

  • Deb10034393 Deb10034393 on Aug 17, 2016
    Love all the ideas thank you for your response