Ginormous DIY Chalkboard

By: Jennifer Allwood from
Ginormous DIY Chalkboard
Ginormous DIY Chalkboard
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Craft a piece of home decor that will also keep you organized! Learn how to make a Ginormous DIY Chalkboard. Use it to leave notes between family members, leave important phone numbers, or make a seasonal design. The possibilities are endless with this homemade chalkboard. Plus, it's size makes it a project the whole family can enjoy using. Additionally, the rustic frame makes this DIY chalkboard blend in seamlessly with your other home decor crafts. Beautiful, chic, and fun, this DIY chalkboard is the perfect family-friendly project.

From the blogger: "I'm obsessed with the sheer size of this chalkboard. It's total overkill and I totally adore it. I want to show you how to make a ginormously huge chalkboard for your house too! I had all these dreams of encouraging words and Bible scriptures and "I love yous" on the chalkboard to greet my family as they came through the garage door every day. Instead the board is covered in signatures, scribbles, and autographs; and, you know what? It's just as meaningful. Every time we have friends or kids over, there is new writing on it and that makes my heart happy."

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft


Materials List

  • Wood for framing (I used old barn wood)
  • Black chalk paint
  • Painter’s tape
  • Table saw
  • Nail gun


DIY Project Instructions

  1. Decide on the dimensions of your chalkboard.

  2. Tape off the space with painter’s tape and roll on several coats of chalk paint.

  3. Cut the pieces of the frame according to the chalkboard dimensions, and mitre the corners.

  4. Attach the pieces directly to the wall with a nail gun. (This is much easier than assembling the frame on the floor and hanging it.)

  5. Don’t forget the chalk!

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I wish I would have had these ideas when my kids were little. As much as they loved to draw and color on the walls, this would have been the perfect outlet for them without all the washing and repainting for me. Guess this is one to save for when the grandkids come along.

Love your projects,not a DIY person but its my New Year resolution,I have checked out the Garden ideas and they are great for a very keen gardener.

Chalk boards are so much fun, I'm dying to try one of these chalk board paint projects!

I love this idea, the whole family can help decorate and then you can use it to write important messages for the kids!


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