Check out my pin for the inspiration for this project.
Frames can be expensive and since I didn't already have one the right size I started searching clearance sections of the craft stores. I was able to find assemble your own frame sections in just the right lengths to make a frame that is 22"x28" for a very reasonable price.
I found chalkboard at Home Depot in 24"x48" sheets. They even cut it to the size I needed. I was going to use chalkboard paint but this option was really less expensive and time consuming than buying a board and paint.
I taped off the lines to paint with masking tape and painted them with an off white acrylic craft paint.
|next time I'll try painter's tape rather than masking tape|
After removing the tape I realized that the lines did not come out a clean as I had hoped. The board has just a little texture to it and the paint ran under the tape a bit.
I made stencils using my Cricut machine to get the right size letters. I used a metallic gold Sharpie to add the lettering. I tried using a cream colored pencil for the letters but I was not pleased with the results.
|The top line has been cleaned up with the black sharpie.|
The other lines show how much paint leaked under the tape.
To clean up the paint lines and around the lettering I used a black sharpie.
Install it in the frame and it's done!