DIY barn wood chalkboard – Decor and Dine

DIY barn wood chalkboard

DIY barn wood blackboard

Here it is! My barn wood chalkboard!

The great thing about having a to do list for my husband is that he, unlike me, is not a procrastinator.

He usually gets a smirk on his face when I tell him my ideas…but after it’s done I can tell he is pretty pleased with himself.

And here is how we made this…

Of course I say we because it was my idea, his carpenter skills, my painting skills…and the kids artistic writing skills.

DIY barn wood blackboardI gave him some measurements…not really accurate. You can make it as small or as large as you want.

My husband cut a piece of plywood then made a frame on top of it out of old barn wood.

We found some barn wood on our farm and it’s been great for so many projects.

I was happy with how the barn wood corners looked but hubby wasn’t and decided to miter the corners.

I’m not that picky but I have to admit it does look better…the corners are pretty easy to do with a miter box (so he tells me).

He used carpenter glue and nails to hold the barn wood to the plywood.

DIY barn wood blackboardI gave the plywood two coats of blackboard paint and kept the barn wood untouched.

DIY barn wood blackboard

Now I have a great place to write messages throughout the year…I call on my girls for that!

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  • Margaret Pereira

    Thank you so much Lisa. I always leave the writing to my kids, my penmanship is just awful. Happy Holidays to you as well!

  • Nellie

    Love your family project……….it really came out nice, and it is nice to be able to write whatever your
    heart desires on your chalk board…………..
    Your girls do a great job with that too.
    Blessings, Nellie

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