Oversized DIY Chalkboard Sign

Hey there! I’m Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage! I hope you’re having an absolutely wonderful July thus far! I’m back today to share another project with ya! :-D I’ve wanted a huge chalkboard for what seems like a really long time. I think they’re fun, customizable and they definitely make a big statement on the wall. So today, it’s all about our new DIY chalkboard. I’m completely in love with the size, which we made to fit several different spots in our house. I might have a little bit too much fun moving things around…

Huge DIY Chalkboard



 

Here’s how we made it… We started with pine 1″ x 2″ boards. We cut them down to 18″ wide x 4 ft long, then we started making the frame…

Large DIY Chalkboard We used clamps to hold everything together…

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage And a square to make sure the corners were square…

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage Then we started nailing it together with the nail gun…

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage We added a piece of 1/4″ flooring underlayment, cut to size, for the back. It’s the same material we use for our planks walls

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage And with the backing attached, I flipped it over…

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage And started staining the frame with Early American by Minwax…

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage I let it dry, gave it a good coat of Minwax’s dark finishing wax, then added two sawtooth hangers to the back…

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage Then, I taped off the frame…

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage And applied three coats of chalkboard paint…

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage After the last coat of paint, I pulled off the tape and let it dry overnight. The next day, I seasoned the new chalkboard by rubbing chalk all over the surface…

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage I used a slightly damp rag and wiped off the chalk, then started adding my wording…

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage To see how I transfer words or saying onto the chalkboard, see here. With that, it was ready to hang…

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage And the kitchen was calling its name!

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage I love that the frame has enough edge that we can keep a piece of chalk on hand…

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage And I am absolutely in love with the size of this guy…

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage Perfect!

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage Life really is beautiful and wanted us to have that as a frequent reminder…

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage

Happy day, friends! Until next time… You can find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! And be sure to stop by The Wood Grain Cottage to say hi! Have a wonderful day!

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  • Rose M Scott

    IMO it would have been easier to paint on the chalkboard paint before putting it together. Then you wouldn’t have had to spend time taping it off