March 31, 2016

How To Make An Over-sized Chalkboard: Project Challenge #3

Good Morning!

Like many of you, I'm loving the chalkboard trend that ones see's just about everywhere you turn these day's.

I have been pondering a way to use one in my decor for a while now.

With this months Project Challenge being all about chalkboard paint I couldn't think of a better time to put together a project I thought was worthy of trying out.

I decided a great big over-sized chalkboard would be a fun thing to add to the dinning room space.  Something with a simple frame that I could give a rustic finish to in order to make it cohesive with the cottage / farmhouse look I'm working with in my home.

After looking around a bit for a large frame to hold my longed for chalkboard I soon realized I was going to have to make the whole thing from scratch myself in order to get the size I wanted.

After gathering up some simple supplies I was ready to get started.

I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and easy this project was to finish.  It took me no more than a couple hours, most of which was waiting for paint to dry.

Check out the video tutorial below if you'd like the details and step-by-step instructions on how to make one for yourself.

The finished chalkboard turned out just as wonderful as I had hoped it would.

The kiddos are itch'in to be able to use it but they have to wait until after mamma get's her "pretty pictures".  

Once they find where I've hidden the chalk, I'm sure my pretty chalkboard will be full of "beautiful" artwork!

Now that I've shown off my chalkboard paint project, make sure to go check out all the other creative and inspiring ways my fellow Project Challenge participants have dreamed up.

Below you'll find a handy-dandy link up for your convenience.




  1. Yes indeed, a super sized chalk board is awesome in the dining room. Love the frame and the contrast it brings!!!


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