Easy Framed Chalkboards with a Tip

I made these chalkboards back in 2011... the hard way!

premade chalkboards

But now a friend gave me a tip that I'm passing on to you.

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In my local Home Depot store I was able to buy chalkboard. 

Yep, you heard me... buy the chalkboard.

framed chalkboards with chalk shelf

Not paint it, not spray it, buy it!

It comes in large sheets and if you are really lucky, the men in the store will cut it for you. 

gold framed chalkboards with chalk holder

I had them cut my sheet of chalkboard into 8"x10" pieces perfect for putting into repurposed thrift store frames.

old frames

After I painted the frames in beautiful Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors I added small pieces of matching scrabble shelves as chalk holders.

Scrabble chalk holders

I pushed glazier points into the back to hold the chalkboard into the frames.

You can also use a point driver that shoots the frame holders right into the frame! 

glazier points

This is an easy and inexpensive way to repurpose a frame of any size! 

framed chalkboards in many colors

Who knew?

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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. .