15 February, 2013

Why I Love My Chalkboard

 Welcome to a post I've been meaning to do for a while.
It started when I got a can of chalboard paint for Christmas 2010.
That can sat around for a while, and finally in July of 2010 we made something.
It was a fairly simple project:
1: Paint a smooth board with the paint
 2: Make a frame out of trim board
 3. Glue the frame onto the blackboard
 4. Put hangers on the back and put it on the wall
 It was seriously that simple.

One of my favorite things about this board is that it is so easy to change.
(You can ask my husband; I change the decor pretty frequently, so easy equals fabulous.)

I've used it for seasonal and non-seasonal things.
Quotes, verses, words, thoughts.

It is versatile and fun.

Now I'm going to let you in on my favorite writing-with-chalk trick.
Wipe the board down, and use damp chalk.
It will write faintly, and dry to perfection. 
I use standard cheap chalk, and it writes smoothly using this method.
(I only wish I would have known this sooner.)
This year's Christmas board:
A quote from Proverbs I love:

(I use thumbtacks on the back of the frame when I hang anything over the board.)

This year's Valentine look:

 Here's the current board.
(I love the mini pennants.)

I can officially recommend having a chalkboard (blackboard?) of some sort. 
Mostly because it is fun.
And cute.
(I think it will be a great memory verse resource when the kiddos can read.)

1 comment:

  1. Such a creative project/idea, Hannah! =) Thanks for sharing!