Home Depot carry a 2’x4′ panel of chalkboard for $10. I know there are a lot of different options on chalkboard paint, but I have found this is cheaper and less labor intensive.
If you do not have your own table saw I would suggest asking someone in the lumber department to cut it to your desired size. They are very helpful and will do it for free (within reason).
For the space I wanted mine to hang I cut mine at 30″ wide and left the height at 24″.
Using a pencil and a straight edge I graphed in all the lines. Make sure you do all of them, even with a straight edge it can be tricky and end up crooked. Take it from me it is easier to make a mistake in pencil than paint!
If you are also following the same measurements as mine there is a .5″ space between each 3.5″ square, with a 1″ border on the bottom and sides, and 2.5″ space on top where the days of the week will go.
After you are content with the pencil out lines, take a paint marker and trace over your lines. For this step I used the straight edge again, so that my lines would be nice and straight.
I then added the days of the week. I typically freehand, but if you are a bit skeptical of your abilities, you can always use the pencil transfer method. There is a great tutorial here.
Ta- Da, a one day project that doesn’t require a workshop, and it’s cute and practical!
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This looks sooo great! I've been debating over painting and I think using a board just won me over! How is the chalk erasing? Are you able to use a chalk ink pen on it?
The Deckers says
This is one project that I think buying the board is HANDS DOWN worth it. I use mine all the time and it cleans up perfectly. When I start the month over, I usually wipe down with a wet rag and it looks as good as new!
For $10.00 you get a whole 2×4 sheet… there was plenty left over for other projects. Good luck, and thanks for your comment!