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How to make a wall blackboard

March 19, 2015

I was sitting in my newly painted kitchen looking at a bare wall thinking we could do with a blackboard for shopping lists, messages etc.  Then I realised that I had all the materials to DIM (do it myself...) So with a few bits and bobs (no sticky back plastic was harmed in this project), and in the blink of an eye this happened:

 

 

 

The wall I chose is in good natural light and had a coat of emulsion to give it a good base.  At first I was just going to make a straightforward oblong, but then decided to make more of a feature of it....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using a good grade masking tape - I used 'Frog Tape' as it is less likely to bleed - measure out your template.  As I was going to add a frame, I made the template a couple of cm's larger so that the blackboard wouldn't have any white space around.  I also decided to go on the slant as I am not keen on things being too linear, but you can let you imagination run and create all kinds of shapes! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once happy with the template fill in with blackboard paint, I used Dulux Made by Me it costs £6.98 for 250ml and I only used around 25% on 2 coats.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had bought a couple of old picture frames from Toad Hall Vintage - didn't quite know what I would use them for, but was confident they would come in useful one day........

I cleaned the back and removed any staples etc., then attached double sided sticky pads to each corner - you could use no nails or similar, but I want to be able to remove the frame for refreshing in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And voila - a really simple idea, hope you like it :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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