Have you scoured antique stores or Craig’s List looking for a big giant vintage chalkboard? Those vintage school green chalkboards are highly sought after. But, hard to find. I have good news for you! You can build a Giant Chalkboard any size you want! (Although, typically you’ll be restricted to 4′ x 8′ if you want to use a sheet of masonite.) And you can mix your own chalkboard paint in any color.
Take out your notebooks, your pencils, and get ready to take notes.
- Masonite sheet cut to desired size (mine is 22″ x 48″)
- 1×4″ pine boards for frame
- 1 cup flat latex paint in color you desire
- 2 tbsp. of unsanded grout
- White paint
- Paint brush
- Sanding block
- Container to mix paint in
- Kreg Jig
- 1 1/4 inch pocket screws
- 1/2″ staples
Pour 2 tbsp. of unsanded grout into your empty container. Add 1 cup of flat latex paint and stir well. (Yes, I used satin and it still worked.)
Paint the masonite with the chalkboard paint. Pull your brush in one direction. Then smooth out the paint by dragging the brush in a perpendicular direction.
Let the paint dry. Lightly sand and add a second coat of chalkboard paint.
Let that coat dry and sand smooth.
Assembling the chalkboard frame: [Read more…]