I got this made Thankful ChalkBoard a little late this month but next year I hope to use it all month long so we can write down the many blessings that come daily.
I started with cutting a shutter door in 1/2.
I painted the board "frame" and then drilled holes in the top for the fabric ribbon.
This is so cool. . .I just figured it out. Instead of measuring a cup of Flat paint, I got this "sample" Behr container(from Home Depot & the samples only come in Flat) to just add the 2 Tbl. of non-sanded tile grout to make the Chalkboard Paint. It was so much easier! And you can have a different color than the boring Black & Gray. I did a Chocolate Brown(Dark Truffle UL140-2).
Brush on the Chalkboard Paint. I did 3 coats. Sand lightly(with the FINE sandpaper) between each coat. Then "condition" the board before the first use.
*Condition means to lay the chalk on its side and cover the whole board. Then wipe off with a clean dry cloth. You are now ready to write on the chalkboard.
Drill a hole in the top of the frame for the wooden pot(sorry not sure of the size cause I had it leftover from another project) to hold the chalk.
Our girls love to have hot lunch(especially the middle schoolers-its much "cooler")but it gets a little spendy. We have agreed they can choose one day out of the week to have hot lunch, so to keep me prepared I made this chart.
I used a leftover piece of plexi-glass.
Brush on some Mod Podge.
Lay your desired fabric and glue a magnet on the back.
Attach the vinyl. Now just use a dry erase marker to change it from week to week.