Like a giant sketch pad,
a large chalkboard is a place to play
with fonts, sayings, and designs.
I used to have a whole chalkboard wall to write on.
I haven't done that in my new home
so I thought I would make a large chalkboard
that I can have fun with.
This Chalkboard measures 36" x 48"
and is made with a 1/4" utility panel from Lowes
and 1 x 6 x 6 cedar fence boards.
A 4' x 8' utility panel sheet from Lowes is about $14.
6' cedar fence boards are about 2.50 each.
I mitered the corners and used 3/4" screws to attach
from the back.
Fence boards are very inconsistent to work with
because they vary in width and they shrink
after paint or stain.
So, Wood filler to the rescue if you have any gaps.
Even after a frame is built, the fence board
can try to twist so I sometimes have to
attach a board across the back to stabilize.
I used about 3 coats of chalkboard paint
and 2 coats of white primer.
Next I laid out the diagonal stripes,
measuring equal distant from the corner
to mark the first line.
I started out using a black and white mix
on my stripes
but ended up tweaking that color with
raw sienna to make a light brown gray.
I had seen this quote and decided to use that for now.
I marked out the spacing for the text
and then used a yardstick across the board
for a straight edge guide while writing.
A damp black t shirt rag
makes a great clean up tool and eraser.
It was fun to make a creative board for my home.
It will be a great play place.
Hope you're having a great weekend,
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