Here is the result:
To get this look, I just taped off the wood part and spray painted chalkboard paint on the plywood piece (the part that the calendar would cover). I did 3 coats of chalkboard paint.
When that was dry, I put newspaper over the chalkboard part and taped it. I spray painted the wood border a burgundy color. This took 2 coats. Once it was dry I tried out my masterpiece with chalk. Not so great! I went to the craft store and bough a package of chalk markers--MUCH BETTER!
I hung this on the outside wall of my pantry. I used the 3M Command Hook to hang it (again, avoiding and nail hole into the cabinet!). It's easy to take down and clean off! I always leave room at the bottom to put something fun--when the picture was taken, it was my husband's birthday! Sometimes I put a quote up, and funny phrase or I let the kids do something! I love this addition to my kitchen!
I made a smaller version for my sister-in-law and neighbor friend. I will share those sometime soon!
Catch ya later!
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Hookin' Up with House of Hepworths
Linky Party, Pity Party at Thirty Handmade Days