I have a really simple project today, but I’m so excited about it/them. I LOVE everything chalkboard, and it doesn’t get any easier than these simple rustic chalkboards.
When you do as many projects as I do, you accumulate lots of scraps. I have tons of scrap (thin)plywood. And you already know I have many, many extra fence boards laying around.
Doing a dry fit to make sure like the way the rustic chalkboard is going to look.
After making one chalkboard, I decided I just had to make more! I cut random sizes out of my scrap plywood, and used chalkboard spray paint to cover them.
Then I got out my stash of clamps and Gorilla Wood Glue. Less is more with the glue. You don’t want the glue to ooze out all over the place.
Some of the fence boards were a little warped so I had to use more than one clamp on a few boards.
I like the random sizes.
I wrote on the rustic chalkboards. I believe I may use them for price tags for my upcoming craft show, Glendale Crossing Days.
Some have the rustic edge bordering the chalkboard, while a couple have the newly fresh made cut bordering the chalkboard.
I made one for my piano front piece that hangs in my kitchen. I like that I’ll be able to change it out with other phrases, or even put it somewhere else when I want to.
Did you see all of my other rustic fence projects?
I wonder what will be next?
More fence projects:
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See other great chalkboard ideas here:
more projects from bits and pieces here:
Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
I think you should put these in your Etsy shop. They would compliment your other signs and the brides can use them for the food tables, sweet tables or gift tables..
I love them! I've really gotta get some spray chalkboard... it looks so much easier!
Great simple project Gail!
I love these!
I like the randomness of sizes too.
Would make great price signs---I like the one on your piano piece too.
I love these!!!! 🙂
Adina @ Simply Country Life
Oh how I love these. I actually need to make 3 for an upcoming fundraising banquet for a youth ranch I volunteer with. Thanks for making it look so easy.
I'm lovin' these cute little chalk boards, Gail. I've just to get a bunch of clamps like yours. I'm going to put them on my Christmas wish list.
they all look so good; nice use of "leftovers"...
I love them too! I totally would have made more at the same time too, why not? Pinning!
Great project! I love it!
Love these, Gail.
Thanks for sharing.
Julie @ follow your heart woodworking
Nice chalkboards... all the fence board projects are really great!
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
I love the rustic feel Gail!
What a great way to use your leftovers!
Great job. I love the rustic look of these.
Is it possible that this is my fave of all your projects? So simple, so adorable and I want to rush out and make a bunch too.
Why is it the simplest things get the most attention?? Fabulous project Gail!