Tabletop Chalkboard

Hey peeps!!  After not posting for the entire month of April I am FINALLY back today with a post.  Woot woot!  Today I’m showing you guys a quick project that adds tons of charm to your home.  It’s a little tabletop chalkboard that you can easily switch up for any occasion.

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Right now I have mine on my entry table but I think it would be so adorable used at a party!  Maybe make a few of them to place on different tables.  They would look especially fantastic at one of those gorgeous outdoor Pinterest perfect type weddings!  Someone should get on that and send me some pictures afterwards ;).  They also make pretty good gifts!  My niece just turned 11 and she’s a crafty little thing so I thought she would enjoy one.  I painted hers yellow and wrote Happy Birthday and drew some cute little balloons and boom!  A present you don’t need to wrap haha.  And if you’re anything like me…make sure you forget to take pictures.  Doh!

This all started one day while I was bored during nap time and had the building itch.  What’s a girl to do when she has the building itch?  Go to her Pinterest board of course!  BTW, if you don’t follow me on Pinterest, you really should.  Not to brag but I pin all the best stuff haha.  Anywho, back to the topic at hand!  I saw this darling chalkboard calling my name.  You can check out the original post here.  And since I’m way more “builder” than “creator” mine looks pretty much just like hers.  Just smaller!  Since I’m selling these on my Etsy I decided to build mine smaller so I can ship it for a more reasonable rate.  Mine is 11.5×18.5″.  I think it’s the perfect size for my table so I’m definitely happy!

So let’s get to building this bad boy!  First, you will make the frame.  The frame consists of 4 pieces of wood.  The top, two sides, and the bottom.  I cut the top piece and the tops of the legs at 45°.  When I built this one I just used glue and my nail gun to put the whole thing together.  The second one I built I used pocket holes for the bottom piece.

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Make two of these and you’re almost done!  I had some scrap plywood that I cut to fit then took everything inside and stained the frame and painted the plywood.  I painted the plywood front and back with Disney Chalkboard paint.  Once it was all dried I nailed the plywood pieces onto the frames and used some small hinges I bought from Walmart and attached them.

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Now have fun decorating them!  If you have little ones like I do than you probably have some chalk laying around.  Have fun making it cute!  The best part is this is double sided so you can decorate both sides and just turn it around when ever you need a change!  Right now mine has this cute Hello Friends design going on.

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And I know Easter is over but just for fun this is what it looked like before Easter.

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Who doesn’t love Peeps?  I have a slight obsession love of them.  But only after they have sat out for a couple of days.  Mmmmm!  So what have you guys been working on lately?  I have a few more things to share with you guys in the near future and I’m trying to come up with some sort of plan to help me blog more consistently.  I’ll keep you guys posted!  Thanks for stopping by and feel free to Pin the crap out of my stuff haha!

~Steph

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3 comments

  1. Eric Rotkow says:

    I love the rustic vibe of that chalkboard. The wood patterns on your sample are just exquisite. I doubt if I can find something like that on our local store. It’s so easy to make too. I hope I can try to make that one out when I have the time. You have an amazing set of products in your etsy shop, by the way! Stay creative!

    Eric Rotkow @ Coffee Dunn

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