In Nicole’s homeschool room she wanted to do an entire chalk wall for the kids to draw on and use for schooling. But the house she currently lives in is a rental….so that won’t work. Instead I came up with this quick and incredibly cheap diy chalk board.
There are many many different ways to make this. However, this version is:
1. Incredibly Cheap
2. Removes off the wall. So, you could make this for a temporary homeschool room or dining room that doubles for a homeschool room. Then you can take it down when you’re not using it.
3. Takes very little time to put together.
Win – Win – Win in my book.
Paint Brush (or roller)
2-3 Screws with Anchors (for hanging)
1 – 3/4 in. x 3/4 in. Primed Finger-Jointed Pine Outside Corner Molding
1 – MDF Board 3/4 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft.
Paint the board with chalk board paint of your choice. (2-3 coats following the instructions on the can)
Cut the finger-jointed corner pieces so you have 2- 49 inch (top) and 2- 23 3/4 inch (sides).
Run a bead of wood glue along the inside of the trim pieces and place them on the chalk board. Secure the trim pieces with either a large clamp or use something sturdy to secure the trim pieces on in place (they may slide). Allow to dry for 2-4 hours.
Screw in 2 screws with anchors 32 inches apart where you would like your chalk board to sit. Allow the screw to stick out about 1/4 inch.
Hang the chalk board by resting it on the screws, and enjoy!
Because we used outside corner pieces, it give the chalkboard a natural lip for the hanging screws to rest on which makes it easy to take on and off the wall. It also creates a small shelf of the top that easily rests a few pieces of chalk.
I just wanted to mention that you DO NOT NEED A CHALKBOARD TO HOMESCHOOL. If you are stressing out about the upcoming homeschooling year DO NOT FEEL LIKE THIS IS SOMETHING YOU WILL NEED.
BUT if you would like to utilize a chalk board and are on a budget this is a good option. You could make this board much larger for not much extra money.
If you give this a try be sure to let us know what you think or anything you would do differently!
Thanks for taking time out of your day to hang out here!