DIY - Chalkboard

I love hosting parties at our house.  It gives me an excuse to redecorate a bit and freshen things up.  So I was very excited when it dawned on me that Fourth of July is less than a month away.  Every year since we moved into our new house, we have hosted Fourth of July. This year will be our third year! So one of my many projects I have going on for this Fourth of July is a little freshening up of our patio.  We bought a new patio set that is big and awesome, so I naturally wanted a wall decoration to be big and awesome too! Then came the idea of a massive DIY chalkboard.

1. I just went to Lowe's and got particle board since it was thick and sturdy but also smoother than other wood.

2.  I picked up some crown molding that will act as the frame of the chalkboard.

3. I bought  chalkboard spray paint from Michaels. And then I just gave the particle board about 3 coats of spray with 15 min dry time in between.

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(And be sure when you are spraying.. you don't kill/burn the grass and don't leave an embarrassing mark in your front lawn. Oops...)

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4.  Anyways, Jake cut the molding pieces to make the frame, and sealed all the holes and edges.

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5.  By using wire we reinforced it to be hung!

6.  And bada-bing-bada-boom we have ourselves a big and awesome chalkboard!  Pretty thrilled that an idea I had actually came out exactly like I had pictured.

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