How to Make a Schoolhouse Chalkboard

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Today I'm creating an old schoolhouse reproduction.



I love chalkboards and I love vintage...

Today they came together in an old schoolhouse reproduction. Like the roll-up maps of olden days, this chalkboard can be folded up and stored away.






I cut off a piece of an old roller shade then sanded it to give it character and something for the paint to hold onto. 


Next I painted the shade with chalkboard paint. 



I sandwiched the shade between distressed and stained boards on both the front and back for durability.

The distressed chalkboard and the weathered wood gives this chalkboard a uniquely vintage feel.






The best part is that you can remove it from the wall, roll it up, and store it away when not in use. 







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10 comments

  1. Susan that's a beauty and so clever to use the roller shade. Love your new profile pic too!

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  2. Really great idea to roll it up and tuck it away! My boys would love this!

    Jeanine

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  3. Hi, I just popped over from Monday Funday, i love this idea might have to give it a go myself. Lovelishares.blogspot.com

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  4. This is such an awesome idea! I love old school chalkboards like this! Pinning! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 4 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/05/give-me-goods-monday-link-party-9.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  5. love this idea Susan! Old roller shade... haven't seen one in years. :)

    fun project!
    gail

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  6. Very innovative! It looks amazing!

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  7. I LOVE this...such a fun idea and cool look :)

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