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Monday, April 22, 2013

DIY Huge Chalkboard Menuboard

This chalkboard is 2ft x 6ft.

I started with 2 sheets of 2ft x 4ft MDF with Chalkboard Paint.  I trimmed a little off of each board so that the seam of the two would be underneath one of the dividing boards.

I used 1x4's for the outer frame.  I planned to use 1x4's for the inside too, but I decided they were too wide.  So I got a 1x6, cut them to the length I wanted, and then cut them in half. That was the perfect size.

I laid them all out to make sure I liked it. (LOVED IT!)

Then I took my can of red spray paint and painted all the boards. 
On No! I HATED it! :(

So I picked up a can of "Mis-tint" paint at Home Depot for $7 and loaded it in my paint sprayer.

Luckily it was self-priming so it only took one coat and the red was gone.

To put the "frame" on I just pulled the board off the side of my work table... 

then used the brad nailer to attach them. 

After I got the outside frame on, the middle ones were all just a little too big.  We trimmed them down and then put them on the same way as the outer frame. 

Done LOVE IT! 
I am taking custom order locally for this item and have also offered to make them with few sections one for each family member, which I think would be super cute!


  1. That will be a wonderful idea a few years from now (for me) when I am ready to start a family and routines start to become time consuming and crazy! That seems like a super easy, but large, creation! Great job!

  2. Love chalkboard paint projects! We have turned an old picture frame into a chalkboard and painted a few flower pots.

  3. Very cool project! Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime :)

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

  4. Nice! What a great way to get organized!

  5. It's HUGE! Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing at ITS PARTY TIME. Shared your awesome project via G+ today. xoxo

  6. Wow, I love this! I’d love it if you could link this up to our party, Give Me The Goods Monday! {1 party, 5 blogs}
    Have a great week!
    Jamie @

  7. I love this! I do a menu every week and would love to have it displayed in the kitchen. I'm featuring this today :)

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. what a cute idea
    come see what I shared at

  9. This is so great! What a great way to stay organized! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

    Thanks for linking up!

  10. What a great idea! Pinned. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

    A Pinch of Joy/

  11. CONGRATS!!!
    You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer. Come on over and grab your featured button, you deserve it!

    Don't forget to come by this evening to link up again :)

  12. I love your menuboard! I have always thought of making one but struggled with the sizing. I love how big yours is! Great job :)

  13. very nice, I can picture this being really helpful for those overnight kid camps!

  14. What a great idea for the kitchen! It's a pretty long board, so I might have to combine Saturday/Sunday or break it into two levels. We definitely need to work on meal planning around here, so thanks for the wonderful inspiration! Natalie @ Confetti Diaries

  15. I MAY get my act together long enough to create a menu board but I doubt I would ever have my menu planned out five days ahead of time. :D Some days I swear I don't know what's going to be happening in the next fifteen minutes. :D
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. Great job!

    I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive - we're focusing this week on all the amazing things you can do with chalk board, Alice x


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