"Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of it."
-Geri Weitzman

Monday, April 9, 2012


  With my office I wanted to make it very a multi purpose room.  Somewhere I could do crafts, pay bills and surf the internet.  When I decorate a room I think of the feeling that I want in that space.  With the office I wanted to make it feel exciting.  So I added different textures and brighter colors.  We get amazing sun light in there so I wanted it to be cheery.  One thing I knew I could add was a chalkboard.  I chose to stray from the traditional black and went with grey.

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
   I really hope you guys liked this.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Happy chalking!

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