Thursday, July 28, 2011

[so cheap, so easy]: Gage's Chalkboards

This last time I was in Texas may have been all fun and games, but when I went in January, it was a different story. Let me just put it this way: we didn't even have time to go to the mall. That is serious stuff. The sister and I WORKED.
We needed to complete two kids' bedrooms, and I will gladly post pictures of those as soon as said sister completes her homework. That's right. I just called you out on my blog!
These chalkboards are in Gage's room. We had the pegboard and plywood cut to size. (By the way, we had to carry some of the huge awkward boards back to the saw while the employee walked ahead of us. No worries, buddy, don't let these stilettos fool you. We would love to haul lumber all over your store while you awkwardly walk two steps ahead. I'm not bitter.)
Anyway...the pegboard was then spray painted and stained, and the plywood was sprayed with black chalkboard paint. The boards were then hung directly on the wall using a screw and a washer, which was chosen for a more industrial look. And, that my friends, was cheap AND easy!


  1. How fun!!! I want some of these for my kids!!!!!

  2. The last time I had wood cut (and asked for help at a big store) the guy couldn't stop calling me sweetheart and talking down to me. So, on the bright side, by not helping you he was just saying that you are obviously a very capable woman. Kind of a compliment, lol.

    The chalkboards look really cool. Can't wait to see the rest!

  3. The chalkboard is looking nice..good thinking to post here..well share here..thanks for sharing here with us..


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