Follow this step-by-step tutorial by Rachel from Maison de Pax to see how she took some scrap wood, and turned it into a beautiful chalkboard using Cobble Stone!
Happy New Year, Country Chic Paint fans! It's Rachel again from Maison de Pax, and I've got a quick and easy project for you today. With a little scrap wood and some Country Chic Paint, you can create this adorable planked chalkboard in almost any color you want!
I could have used a flat scrap piece, but I thought the planks would be a fun element. Plus, they help the artistically challenged like me as they add lines to help me write straight. ;)
Want to make your own? Here's how:
Cut a piece of planking (I used leftover cedar from my whitewashed attic renovation) into three equal pieces, and cut any kind of scraps (I used a 1x2 I found in our shed) into two strips, each a little shorter than the height of the three planks stacked (see image below).
Sand the front surface smooth if necessary, and add glue on the "tongue" part of the planking (regular 1x4's would work for this, too, and in that case you would simply glue in between the boards).
Drill pilot holes through your 1x2 braces and into each plank (be careful not to drill all the way through the front of your planks!).
Screw one screw into each pilot hole (there should be 6 total).
Paint with 3 thin coats of any color of Country Chic Paint (I used Cobble Stone).
Season with chalk (which is a fancy way of saying rub chalk all over the whole thing and then wipe it off).
I love that I can have a chalkboard that's not just black (did you know that all Country Chic Paint can function as a chalkboard surface if you don't use a top coat?!), and the planks add just a bit of dimension to the piece.
Chalk art may not be my strongest suit, but I do like having a little piece that I can use to inspire myself and my family... What would you do with yours?
I'm Rachel from Maison de Pax, and I am so honored to be a part of the Country Chic Paint blogger squad. At Maison de Pax, we are working to renovate, redecorate, and rejuvenate our 1940 colonial to be a place where peace can be found; feel free to tour our home if you'd like. Our most recent focus has been our attic renovation, but for years I have loved to make over old file cabinets, paint mason jars, and create my own decor on a budget. With Country Chic Paint, I've already created a chippy side table, painted a "sunbleached" look, and gilded a frame... I love the endless possibilities!