DIY Chalkboard

Are you ready for the school season yet? I am not. I don’t want to let summer go. Not yet. The start of the school season means the end of summer, and I was just starting to enjoy it. However, you can’t bury your head in the sand forever, as much as I would like to. I have books to order, classes to schedule, ACT’s to register for, the list goes on and on. Today, I decided to have a bit of fun and make a little chalkboard for my school lists. This board started out as a cabinet door that I found at Habitat Restore. I think it was $1.00.             I had purchased a bunch of yard sticks to have on hand and decided this was the project to try them on. I love the old fashioned vintage charm the yard sticks bring. The chalk paint, I had on hand from another project, so I didn’t have to buy any of that either. The door was pretty smooth and didn’t require any additional preparation.   I gave it two coats of chalk paint, covering the whole surface and edges. I left the hinges on the door, they make great picture hangers.     After the paint had dried I cut the yard sticks up into pieces that fit along the edge of the wooden door. I didn’t miter the corners but went with an unfinished over lap on the edges. The yard sticks were stained with a color wash of craft paint and…
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