Chalkboards Aren't JUST for School

Morgan Murray
by Morgan Murray
5 Materials
30 Minutes

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I have wanted to add a chalkboard to the side of my refrigerator for a while now. First I thought I would DIY one with some chalkboard paint, but then I spotted one at the craft store. (I couldn’t buy the board and the paint for the price it was!) 

I used “milk paint” for the unfinished frame that was around the chalkboard. (If you want a paint with lighter coverage, where you can still see the grain of the wood, this might be just the right paint for you!)

All I did to prep the chalkboard was to paint 2″ish” coats to the frame (I used some masking tape all around the blackboard so I wouldn’t have to worry about rogue paint.)

Once the chalkboard was done, it needed something ON it!

I went with a spring quote, but I can also see myself using it for to-do lists, birthday parties, menu planning, kid chore charts, etc.

I made a printable template, but then just looked at it and free-handed it.

TIP: I used a chalk pen to write the basic outline and then went back over it with regular chalk.

I’m already thinking of things I can write on it for different seasons! (Yep. I’m pretty happy with it!)

Suggested materials:
  • Chalkboard   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Folk Art Milk Paint   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Paint brush
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