How to Make a Schoolhouse Chalkboard

Today I'm creating an old schoolhouse reproduction.

I love chalkboards and I love vintage...

Today they came together in an old school
house 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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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .