Several years ago I converted a yard sale mirror into an adorable chalkboard for our kitchen wall. We used it constantly for "To Do" lists, quotes and weekly menus. Everybody who came over to our house commented on the chalkboard and wanted one for themselves.
We are slowly (read slooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwllllllyyyyyyy) remodeling our main floor and my red kitchen and dining room walls have been repainted white and asparagus green. Everything is fresh and bright and happy. I knew that I wanted to change up our little menu chalkboard. I wanted to go bigger.
Once I seasoned it with plain chalk, I was ready to go:
How we did it: My 4' x 5' chalkboard was made using hardboard from Home Depot. Just buy a big piece and have them cut it to size for you. I painted several layers of chalkboard paint using a foam roller meant for cabinets and doors. For tips on painting with chalkboard paint, please see my original chalkboard post.
Hubby then used unfinished pine moulding to make a wood frame (note, he had to substantially alter the moulding to make it work) and he painted it white. The hardboard was nailed into wall studs and then touch up paint was applied. After everything dried, the frame was mounted and nailed to the wall.
The chalks I used on my new chalkboard are Quartet Omega Chalks (see below). Absolutely love them and they clean up better than the chalk markers I had been using.