Sunday, March 15, 2009

make your own unique and fun chalkboard

It's another wet, dreary Sunday in Charlotte, so we thought we'd share another one of our favorite how-tos, in case you're stuck at home on a rainy day and you happen to have a vintage frame, a piece of MDF, and a can of chalkboard paint handy. We like to get really fun frames, and if they're not fun, we paint them a really crazy color, although you can just paint them to go with your kitchen or laundry room or whatever. Once you've got the frame ready, just cut a piece of MDF to fit, and paint it with a few coats of chalkboard paint. If you're feeling really creative, you could put on some magnetic paint first. (Make sure you put a few coats of magnetic paint on, otherwise you'll only be able to attach very small things with very big magnets!!!!) Then, just tack the chalkboard MDF to the frame, and you've got yourself a unique and special message board, way better than anything at Staples! And, bonus, did you know, kids and adults develop better fine motor skills and upper body strength by writing on a vertical surface? . . . true!

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