While I was visiting some friends I noticed the nicest message board in their apartment. It was a combination chalkboard and message board all in one. The chalkboard area also was magnetic, and I thought, what a fun DIY project.
DIY Easy Message Board
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I picked up an inexpensive poster frame from Michaels.
This steel tile can be found at many hardware stores or online. A 12 inch square fit perfectly inside this frame. All you need to do is paint it with the chalkboard paint and let it dry completely. Then remove the back of the frame and save the plastic or glass piece for another project.
Place the steel on the back and cut the cork to fit the remaining area. Peel off the paper backing for the cork, and stick it to the frame back, then place the chalkboard piece of steel in the frame, followed by the back with the cork. The steel fit tightly in the frame, so I didn’t bother to glue it to the back, like the cork but you may want to, depending on your materials.
Using a glue gun you can glue some string onto the end of a piece of chalk. I used waxed twine because I like the way it sticks together, and it’s pretty strong.
Turn over the frame and tie the twine to one of the hangers on the back of the frame.
This is one project that my family noticed right away. That’s probably because you really can’t miss it as you enter the house from the garage. They all liked it and I am pretty happy at how well it turned out too.