Leave A DIY Message (Board)


With the recent theme in my home being re-organization, I found that I needed a place to keep my keys and my to-do list. So, therefore it made the most sense to make a message board! I also must admit that I just needed another excuse to bust out that chalkboard paint and use it again… No shame.


All-in-all this project is super simple, and it only cost me around $14 to complete!

What You’ll Need:

Picture Frame With Glass
Hooks & Screws
Chalkboard Paint
Screwdriver
Paintbrush
Chalkboard Pen

Chalkboard paint and hooks can be found at any local hardware store. If you can’t find it there you can order a can by clicking on the images below (they also offer it in spray paint form as well)!

               

Also, Michael’s Crafts has an excellent selection of frames to choose from! I got mine there for around $7.

The Steps:

1. Remove the glass from the frame carefully, and place it on a surface that you feel safe painting on.

2. Paint the glass with your chalkboard paint (it may require multiple coats so be patient!).

3. While your glass is drying, attach your hooks to your frame with a screwdriver.

4. When your glass is dry, place it back into your frame, making sure the side with the chalkboard paint is facing down (much like your picture would be if you placed one in the frame).

5. Replace the back of the frame.

6. Flip over, write your message, and enjoy!

You can choose to hang your board or a wall, or even place it on a shelf!

For added customization, play with the shape of your frame.  You don’t have to settle for a basic, square, 8 x 10. Find an oval or a split frame you really like!

Also, your chalkboard paint will come in a larger can than you’ll need, so make sure you save it for future projects!

As always if you ever need help, let me know!

18 Comments

  1. What a great idea!!!! Putting a self reminder of things to do for the day while getting your keys to leave!!!! I may have to start working on this project today!!!!!

    Keep your great ideas coming!!

    I love you site!!!

  2. This is a great idea. I love your blog, it's an inspiration for my crafty days :). Also, I am obsessed with that elephant clock and must know where you got it! I'm your newest follower, follow back?

    xoxo Sarah Beth

    Caring Cowls

    1. Thank you tons! I'll be sure to absolutely check out your blog! Bought my clock from an Etsy shop! I'll most likely be doing a post featuring the handmade piece!

  3. Thank you tons! I'll be sure to absolutely check out your blog! Bought my clock from an Etsy shop! I'll most likely be doing a post featuring the handmade piece!

  4. I love your notice frame but I also love the Elephant Clock My late husband collected Elephants and that would look great in his Hobby Room. I kept a few of his things He was into Model Circuses and Model Trains My grandson wants the trains but he's not getting them until he is ready to move them to his own place. He isn't into the Circus Stuff I will keep it myself as I still go to meetings with the old gang so I will dtsplay them in his name.Lily C. Canada

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