Products I used:
1. Paint brush
2. Martha Stewart's Chalkboard Paint
3. 1/8 inch thick MDF wood paneling
4. 1/4 inch molding
5. Craft paint-whatever color you desire
6. Loctite Power Grab molding glue
If you don't want to cut and frame your own chalkboard a great alternative would be an old cupboard door. It's already framed and has an area to paint with the chalkboard paint.
How I did it:
1. I measured and cut my MDF the size I wanted my board to be.
2. Then I measured my molding pieces to the size of my board. Top, bottom and both sides and cut to that length. Then I cut the corners at a 45 degree angle. Remember that your top and bottom won't have the same cuts of a 45 degree angle as well as your sides.
3. I painted my MDF with the chalkboard paint and let it dry. On the bottle it says to coat it at least 2 or 3 times. This does dry pretty fast. I also painted my molding.
4. After all my paint was dry I glued my molding to my board using Loctite Power Grab molding glue. Let that dry. Then I used the alligator frame hooks on the back to be able to hang my board.
Here is how it turned out
|My chalkboard paint|
|My board painted with chalkboard paint|
|My molding/frame for my chalkboard|
|The finished product|