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DIY Black Chalkboard

Black Chalkboards are all the rage right now. They can serve as the perfect wall art in almost any room. You can paint a full wall, or just a board.  It’s up to you and what king of space you’re working with. black chalkboard

I originally wanted to paint this particular wall with chalkboard paint, but I knew it would be tricky with the bull nose corners, so I opted for a framed version.  Click on the Continue Reading for the finished product.

 

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As one of the Lowe’s Creator Team members, we are giving a monthly challenge.  For October, they said to choose any project our little heart desires! Since I’d been wanting to create my own black chalkboard for a while, I jumped at the chance. I headed to Lowe’s and bought a large piece of plywood and asked them to cut it to the dimensions needed. I picked up a piece of molding for the frame, some chalkboard paint and I was on my way.

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This wall was begging for a black chalkboard………..don’t you think?  I love how it turned out! I can’t wait to have my artist friend Mishele over to create something fun.  I’m also going to place those darling silverware pieces at the top…….horizontally.

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Where you see the rectangles, is where each piece will go……maybe not in that order, but you get the idea.

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This project wasn’t that difficult.  I did have my husband do the miter saw because it makes him feel useful………and I’ve never done one before.

 

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Kim

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Owner/Founder at Today's Creative Blog
Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and InspirationDIY.com where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!
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  1. Susan Bosse says

    I just signed up for your newsletter. I already receive Lowe’s Creative Ideas and I LOVE it!!!

  2. twelve30 says

    I already receive the Lowe’s Creative magazine – always some project to get me inspired! Thanks for a chance to win a Lowe’s gift card. Very timely with Christmas approaching.
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  3. twelve30 says

    I don’t get your newsletter but I subscribe to your blog thru Google Reader. Thanks!
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  4. Heather WAlker says

    I already receive the magazine. I did this on the wall after we moved into our house in 2004 to fill in a space between kitchen and family room. I painted the wall in a large taped-off rectangle with the blackboard paint and found a very large wooden frame at the thrift store with one of those 70’s crocheted wall hangings inside. I remember carrying it around the store and saying “I’m just buying it for the frame” It was that ugly. I primed and painted the frame white and hung it over the painted rectancle so it only cost a few dollars. It is still there today!

  5. Laura Reese says

    I just entered my address for Lowe”s newsletter! So please count me in for an entry! I would love to win!!!

  6. Laura Reese says

    I am so excited you have a newsletter and just signed right up! Can’t wait to see it! I love your project! It is totally fabulous. I would love to win!

  7. Cathy says

    Just got the Lowe’s Creative Magazine. I would love the Lowe’s card as we are finishing our basement right now as money allows! Excited to see what great ideas the magazine has!
    I also signed up for your newsletter!

  8. Marcy Dorman-Chandler says

    I have signed up for your newsletter and the Creative Ideas Magazine! Hoping to win the gift card to redo our kitchen! Great giveaway and great tutorials! Thank you for all your great ideas :)

  9. says

    Just signed up for your newsletter (already receive the Lowe’s Creative Ideas mag) and am now off to find some wall space {chalkboard before the holidays = sanity!}

  10. Cynthia B. says

    The board looks great!
    I already get the Lowe’s magazine, and I’ve just signed up for your newsletter.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. jengd says

    Great chalkboard! I’ve gotten the Lowes Creative Ideas for quite a few years and I just subscribed to your newsletter.

  12. Teresa Graves says

    I signed up for the newsletter n magazine!! We are building a new house n can’t wait to try some of the things out!

  13. Jennie P. says

    I’m now signed up for your newsletter as well! Thanks for the chance. I love the chalkboard.

  14. Cathi Ogden says

    I just signed up for your newsletter and the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine. I love your site.

    Cathi

  15. Dinah says

    I signed up for your newsletter and for several of the Lowe’s offers, including the Creative Ideas Magazine. Thanks for the opportunity, what a great contest! I think I need to do the chalkboard project tomorrow! Love your blog!

  16. Dinah says

    I signed up for your newsletter and for several of the Lowe’s offers, including the Creative Ideas Magazine. Thanks for the opportunity, what a great contest! I think I need to do the chalkboard project tomorrow! Love your blog! I cannot wait to catch up on it and see all of your great ideas!

  17. Lana says

    I have been getting the Creative Ideas Magazine for several years and I love it! I have also been one of your followers by email by quite a while! – Thanks for a chance to win a great Lowe’s gift card!!!

  18. Meghan says

    I have been receiving the magazines for years but I just signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win a $100 gift card! It would definietly come in handy this month. We are making a big boy bedroom for my almost 3 year old son and creating a new nursery for our new addition in March!

  19. Julie says

    I have already signed up for the lowes magazine
    I am a email sub of yours using the above email
    thanks

  20. kristina cowart says

    I already receive the Lowe’s Creative magazine – always some project to get me inspired! Thanks for a chance!!

  21. grace says

    I think I am already getting your newsletter .. but I signed up again :-) Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. MaryB says

    I am signed up for the Lowe’s Creative Ideas magazine. Thanks for offering the chance to win.

  23. Diane says

    I’m a member of both. This teacher sure could use the money for her classroom. Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Ryan R says

    I signed up for the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine! Can’t wait! Looks like there are some great ideas in there!

  25. sandyb says

    I already receive their wonderful newsletter. I signed up for your newsletter.

    Thank you

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  26. Jerri C. TN says

    I already get Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine and really like it. I just signed up for your newsletter…..who knew, I am excited.

  27. Melissa says

    OMG Kim,

    that is so cute…I just love chalkboard paint….We painted one wall in my daughter’s room with it…it is so much fun!!

    thanks for sharing and an opportunity to win!

    Melissa

  28. Katherine says

    I sigmed up for The lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine today. I am looking forward to making some of the projects that you are offering. Also I have seen some home projects that I need to do as the weather is getting colder in Tennesse. I would like to install a new programable thermostat in my home , and I need to put up weather stripping on my doors too. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway ,it would come in handy with all the things I need to do this winter.

    Katherine

  29. Gramma Teetsie Thompson says

    I’ve been a big fan of yours for a long time now. And signed up for Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine and signed up for news letter…..Would love to get a new faucet for my kitchen sink with Lowe’s and TCB giveaway.

  30. Lori says

    I signed up for the Lowe’s Mag and your newsletter. Thank you for all your creativeness!!
    Lori

  31. Karen B says

    I already receive the Lowe’s newsletter but I signed up for yours! We have been in our (1st) house for a year and a half now and it is so fun doing projects. We made a list of everything we wanted to do. It’s nice that we can do it in our own time and can just pick a project that sounds fun at the time.

  32. says

    great DIY project but some of us don’t have a handydude around for the miter saw action…I already get the Lowe’s Creative Ideas mag so…signed up for your newsletter woop woop!

  33. VickiSSp says

    I just signed up for you new newsletter and I’m already subscribed to Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Vicki

  34. rachel travis says

    done and done! Thank you! I’ve always wanted to do the chalkboard paint ;) Love it!

    rachelmarietravis at gmail dot com

  35. says

    Really wanted to enter this giveaway and tried signing up for both, but neither one worked. I tried multiple browsers multiple times. Guess Lowe’s just doesn’t like me. :(