DIY Chalkboard

I was at a church rummage sale a few weeks ago and found this print on canvas for only a dollar.


Initially, I was going to paint the canvas white create my own multi medium mural. But then…something more functional came to mind: a chalkboard! Inspired by a friend, I went to Home Depot and picked up some spray paint primer and chalkboard paint.

First I spray painted primer. After everything was primed, I then painted the canvas with chalkboard paint. The frame got a couple layers of wall paint (durable!).

And the finished product! 🙂



There are SO many possibilities for a huuuge chalkboard!:

-Menu board for the kitchen.
-To-do list for the office.
-Calendar to keep track of the fam’s activities.
-Focal point on mantle (change quote with the seasons.)
…and many more ideas!


I decided to put the chalkboard in a bedroom. I can change the drawing or quote anytime – because it’s just chalk! 🙂


Cost of this DIY chalkboard:
Print – $1
Paint – $8

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  1. Pingback: day 40: outdoors we will go/get crafty/ diy chalkboard spray paint message board frame « ipinterest

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