DIY: Chalkboard signage

DIY: Chalkboard signage

Allow me to introduce our home-made chalkboard to you! (Please ignore the flash and hasty writing!) I spent several weeks searching for a chalkboard set in an ornate and frilly frame with no luck … So we decided to make our own.

What we did:

  • First, my Mom turned up an old frame in the garage … I originally thought I’d paint it white but ended up liking the naturally rustic feel.
  • Off to Home Depot we went, found a friendly employee who helped us cut a piece of (shoot, I forgot what it was called! I’ll update later once I find out!) … any type of plywood should do, though!
  • Picked up some chalkboard spraypaint at Michael’s and the rest is pretty simple. Spray 2 coats on board … adhere to frame and you’re good to go!

Since our rehearsal dinner is on the rooftop of a restaurant, we’ll be using the sign to help direct guests when they get off the elevator. I think we’ll probably re-use it at the wedding and the brunch, too! Oh, and at home after all the wedding festivities! ;o)


  1. September 17, 2008 / 4:13 PM

    That’s really cool.

    I love a look of old chalkboards.

    I kinda miss them as everyone moves to whiteboard.

  2. September 17, 2008 / 4:27 PM

    I really like this idea!

  3. September 17, 2008 / 10:04 PM

    I love this idea. I have about 17 days left I think I’m going to run around this weekend and make one for my bar menu!

  4. September 19, 2008 / 7:13 PM

    I LOOOOOVE this!!
    So cool – and seemingly very easy to make!

    Now I just need to find a spot to use it….

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