Vintage Framed Chalkboard

I picked this vintage frame up over 15 years ago at a yard sale because I liked it. For several years it hung with a dried flower wreath hanging in the center in my guest room. Now it hangs in my kitchen as a chalkboard.

Like most of us I'm busy keeping my proverbial plate full working, volunteering and taking care of my family. I found that if I meal plan two weeks at a time and write on the kitchen chalkboard what I have ingredients for, it has saved me a lot of time and heartache at dinner time.

Here is how you can do it. At many home improvement stores they will have sheets of plywood and other large sheets of building material already cut in half so you don't have to purchase an entire four foot by eight foot sheet. Choose a board that 1/8 of an inch thick and is smooth on at least one side and then have the store cut your board to size.

When you get home give it a good sanding and tack it off. I like to use three or four coats of chalkboard paint since I scrub my clean twice per month. When the board is dry, insert it into the back of your frame and secure it glue and staples.

I really like using chalk ink on my chalkboard. It looks a lot neater and you can be really creative with it. 

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