Framed Chalkboard (for the Kitchen)

Hello Friends!

Hope you’re all having a fabulous weekend! I don’t usually post on Saturday but today I’m teaming up with 7 other bloggers to bring you a variety of projects! It’s a monthly party where we create any DIY that was inspired from something on Pinterest and is hosted by Havalah from Sisters, What! I’ve been pinning away like crazy on Pinterest but it’s fun to be challenged to actually make something that I see on there!  I’ve kinda been obsessed with chalkboard paint for forever a long time now, so it didn’t take me any time at all to decided what I’d make!

 Framed Chalkboard for the Kitchen from www.joyinourhome.comChalkboards are certainly nothing new! I could seriously paint a whole wall with it. And let me tell ya, I sat and studied many walls in our home, planning and plotting which one it would be. While we absolutely LOVE our open floor plan in our home, it also makes it kinda hard to paint one wall with chalkboard paint as they all flow together it seems. And so this idea was formed and I absolutely love how it turned out!

       Framed Chalkboard for the Kitchen from www.joyinourhome.com

It was super easy to make … here’s what I used for the chalkboard: a piece of hardboard from Home Depot, Folk Art Chalkboard paint from Michaels and trim. I had everything on hand except the wood from Home Depot. It was a very large piece and was damaged on the back so I got it for $4!

The size of the wood is 30X36inches. The trim that I used was actually leftoever from when my husband built our Board and Batten Head Board for our Master Bedroom Makeover. It worked perfect for the bottom of the frame and creates a little ledge for the chalk.

How to Make a Board and Batten Headboard from www.joyinourhome.com

 I gave the frame 3 coats of paint, letting it dry completely after each coat. You can’t really tell from the picture, but the two side pieces of trim are cut at 45degree angles. I glued all the pieces of trim onto my board, and then used screws to secure it.

Kitchen Chalkboard Frame

 It’ll be so fun to write anything from my grocery list, to little notes, to schedules, to seasonal things on it!

Framed Chalkboard for the Kitchen from www.joyinourhome.com

I had a little bit of fun with it BEFORE my husband hung it…

Framed Chalkboard for the Kitchen from www.joyinourhome.com

Even our little daughter loves using it… and leaving sweet messages on it!

Framed Chalkboard for the Kitchen from www.joyinourhome.com

This is definitely one of my favorite DIY projects! I just love how the white frame makes it stand out against our walls!

 And now here’s the rest of this month’s projects!

Framed Chalkboard for the Kitchen from www.joyinourhome.com

Thanks so much for coming by! Please know that I read and appreciate every single comment you leave! Have a wonderful day!

-Kendra 

 

44 comments

  1. Julie says:

    I know chalk board paint is so tempting to put everywhere but I think you were so right to keep it to a frame instead of the whole wall. Our neighbours have one wall in their kitchen done and they have chalk dust over the floor under it all the time! The frame idea is lovely, and so useful.

    • Kendra says:

      Thank you Julie! I never thought about all the chalk dust that has to go somewhere! The frame adds some character I think! Thanks SO much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend! 🙂

  2. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says:

    We have a thin wall that is one side of our pantry and I am thinking about painting it with chalkboard paint… I’ve been thinking about this for a year and just need to DO it. I LOVE you framed this chalkboard, it looks so clean and different then any from you’d buy at the store.

    • Kendra says:

      Thanks Carrie! I totally hear ya… I think about it for a year before I jump ahead and do something (in the decorating dept!) I hope you go ahead and paint it! Would love to see it!

    • Kendra says:

      I’m already using it to jot down groceries I need to pick up, Jamie! I agree, they’re soo handy! So glad you stopped by; always appreciate your sweet comments! xo

  3. K says:

    I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now but was never sure how to approach it. It’d be great to eliminate that whole ‘whats for dinner’ debate or the sigh of disappointment when its not what they were hoping for! I’d love for you to share a post at my Tuesday link party today, if you’re interested!

    xoxo K
    http://peeledwellness.com

    • Kendra says:

      Thanks! I totally agree… our kids love checking it to see what’s for supper! I’ll be at your party for sure tomorrow! Have a great week 🙂

  4. Stephanie @ Mommyzoid says:

    LOVE this. Looks amazing in the space and so fun for the kiddies! We had a chalkboard wall in our kitchen until we covered it with reclaimed wood and I miss it terribly!

    Stephanie @ http://www.mommyzoid.ca

    PS:Feel free to drop by my linkup which happens Wednesdays! It’s called the Ladies Collective Linkup. Hope to see you!

  5. Angela, blue i style says:

    I am a huge chalkboard fan as well, and this turned out just great! If you have trouble getting in clean, let me know and I’ll share my secret 😉 Thanks for linking up at The Creative Circle! I hope you’ll join us for the party again this Thursday – I can’t wait to see what you’ll have to share! I didn’t have anything good to share at your party last week, but I’ll definitely be there linking up this week!!

    • Kendra says:

      Thanks Angela! I am curious to what your secret to cleaning it is! 😉 Love your party and will be back Thursday! Thanks SO much for coming by!

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