Andrew and I made some chalkboards to sell at Farmers Market starting next Saturday, (every Saturday through the summer!!) We will be there!!!
I went to a thrift store and gathered various sizes of picture frames for little of nothing. Andrew removed all the classic photos and paintings!! Ha! Next we primed the frames and I selected bright colors that look like summer! Love the ocean blue!!
For the chalkboard, after reading up in chalkboard making, Masonite board was the suggested material. At home, Andrew cut the board to fit each frame using the old photos in the frames as a guide. We primed the boards and then painted with chalkboard paint using a brush. Let it set for 24 hours then lightly sanded and put a second coat on. After two coats of chalkboard paint, we rubbed a piece of chalk across the board and then erased it off. Lastly we put the boards back into the frames, secured with some staples and I plan on gluing some brown paper on the back of the frame.
Cute for sitting on your counter in an easel of hang on the wall! We have two more projects to complete this week, one that Hosanna is doing and one that josh and Jeremiah are doing! They are little entrepreneurs!!!
Have a great day!!