DIY Message Board
- by Holly Lemoine Raymond
Thanks for joining us for another edition of Beautiful Things. Here's a quick project that will help keep the family moving through the summer and into the school year.
When we moved into our new real estate office, we created a "chalkboard wall." Our intention was to use this wall as our strategy board to post our listings and our closings.
I think we found a much better use for it. We now use our chalkboard wall as a signature wall where all of our clients and visitors sign when they come in. It has become one of our favorite features in the building. Here's how we made it:
- tape measure
- carpenter's pencil
- paint roller brush
- 1 can of chalkboard paint (we used Valspar chalkboard paint) with writeable/erasable finish
- framing material of choice (we used 1-inch reclaimed wood)
Once you've marked the place and shape for your chalkboard you can start painting. Roll the chalkboard paint on evenly one layer at a time and allow it to dry. Your new chalkboard wall shouldn't need more than two coats.
Once your chalkboard paint dries, add your frame and you are ready to leave messages for the family, schedule chores, or list activities.
It's easy as 1, 2, 3!
Thanks for checking in with us once again. I hope you enjoy this quick and easy project. Until next time, you too can make Beautiful Things.