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!
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