DIY Large Chalkboard – Love The Home You Have

DIY large chalkboard - The EASIEST & CHEAPEST way to make one! A must pin! Great for parties, home decor, pregnancy announcements, monthly baby updates, & more!!

I was recently introduced to a life changing book. You know one of those books that makes you stop and think about something & then rethink that something & then keep thinking about that something. Yah, that kind of book. We all know I’m obsessed with all things home. I think about all things home decor, design, & DIY all day everyday, but sometimes we need to re-think all of our favorite things. We need to step back & look at the big picture & this book made me do just that. What book am I talking about? well, it’s a book by the lovely blogger, Melissa, from the Inspired Room. I have been a long time lover of her blog & now I’m a huge fan of her book as well. Her book is called Love The Home You Have & it’s filled.. I mean filled.. with tips & tricks on how to love the home you already have. Often times we complain about our homes & we point out what is wrong, but this book shows how to love your home, it shares tips & tricks on little things you can do to love your home more, & it really goes deep into things you have never thought of about your home. The book is also filled with challenges at the end of the book [31 day love your home challenge] It’s filled with daily challenges on ways to love your home.

Love the Home You Have - new book by Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room

I chose day 30 which is “Paint Something” not a huge surprise for me right? But, hear me out. There is one project I have been putting off for well, years. It’s the simplest of all projects, but for some reason I just never did it. Maybe because I thought it was too simple? Maybe I didn’t think it would make a huge impact in our house? Well, either way, I did it, I painted it, & it’s so lovely in our home now. This DIY large chalkboard made me love our home even more than I did…

DIY large chalkboard - The EASIEST & CHEAPEST way to make one! A must pin! Great for parties, home decor, pregnancy announcements, monthly baby updates, & more!!

DIY large chalkboard - The EASIEST & CHEAPEST way to make one! A must pin! Great for parties, home decor, pregnancy announcements, monthly baby updates, & more!!

I’m a quote person. Quotes motivate me. Quotes drive me. Quotes make me think about things differently. So having this chalkboard in our home where we can put lovely quotes on that fit our lives in the moment. & this quote is quite fitting & I love it. & I love Him. Ok.. stop getting to deep Liz. It’s a DIY chalkboard. It’s crazy how these little things can make us think & make us change the way we feel about our homes. I guess I knew this & felt this before with all of our 1,000 home projects we have done, but I’m grateful for Mellissa’s book for reminding me of all that again.

DIY large chalkboard - The EASIEST & CHEAPEST way to make one! A must pin! Great for parties, home decor, pregnancy announcements, monthly baby updates, & more!!
So, how did we make our large DIY chalkboard. Wouldn’t you like to know! Just kidding! Of course I’m here to tell you how we did it. It’s super simple & it’s one of those projects you can make in an afternoon & you will love it forever & ever.

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First I took a piece of plywood I picked up at Home Depot. No cuts, no work, just the size that they offered right at the store. It’s 2ftx 4ft.

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I then painted the piece of plywood with two layers of chalkboard paint that I picked up at Target. Yes, that’s right. Target carries chalkboard paint apparently & it works great!

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For the frame of the chalkboard we cut scrap wood that we had in the garage to the size of the chalkboard. I then stained the boards with Rustoleum wood stain in weathered gray. To attach the frame to the chalkboard I simply used a staple gun. So easy.

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After the frame was on & before we drew on the chalkboard I seasoned it by simply rubbing chalk all over the board & then wiping it off. Chalkboard complete!

DIY large chalkboard - The EASIEST & CHEAPEST way to make one! A must pin! Great for parties, home decor, pregnancy announcements, monthly baby updates, & more!!
DIY large chalkboard - The EASIEST & CHEAPEST way to make one! A must pin! Great for parties, home decor, pregnancy announcements, monthly baby updates, & more!!

DIY large chalkboard - The EASIEST & CHEAPEST way to make one! A must pin! Great for parties, home decor, pregnancy announcements, monthly baby updates, & more!!

DIY large chalkboard - The EASIEST & CHEAPEST way to make one! A must pin! Great for parties, home decor, pregnancy announcements, monthly baby updates, & more!!
DIY large chalkboard - The EASIEST & CHEAPEST way to make one! A must pin! Great for parties, home decor, pregnancy announcements, monthly baby updates, & more!!
DIY large chalkboard - The EASIEST & CHEAPEST way to make one! A must pin! Great for parties, home decor, pregnancy announcements, monthly baby updates, & more!!

DIY large chalkboard - The EASIEST & CHEAPEST way to make one! A must pin! Great for parties, home decor, pregnancy announcements, monthly baby updates, & more!!
DIY large chalkboard - The EASIEST & CHEAPEST way to make one! A must pin! Great for parties, home decor, pregnancy announcements, monthly baby updates, & more!!
Oh, how I love this little chalkboard, & oh how I love our bright & cozy home. Thankful for people like Melissa & projects like this that make me fall in love with our home again. From the bottom of my heart I think you should all read this book. It made me look at things totally different & I plan on completing the 31 day challenge as well. What do you think of our DIY large chalkboard? Have you made one from your home before? Are you planning on getting this amazing book? Let me know in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram! xx

 

Want to check out some other bloggers who took one of the 31 love your home challenges? You are in luck! Check out all of these lovely ladies blogs today as well! I know you are going to love them! All the links are below… Enjoy!! xx

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27 thoughts on “DIY Large Chalkboard – Love The Home You Have

  1. GO

    about 12 years ago my dad made a wall size chalkboard for my daughter. Various people wrote on it. It has survived several moves and I am waiting until she finally has a home of her own to enjoy it again. (She is @Penn State working on her Master’s ) One very special message on her board was from her grandmother who died 7 years ago.

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  3. Polly

    I love your chalkboard!! Yes it really is that simple, huh? I have been using afaux chalkboard but I think I could actually complete a project like that! Also, I love the plant beside the chalkboard… What is it’s name?

    1. LizMarie Post author

      Hey Polly!
      Thank you so much for the sweet words & not sure what the plant is called.. I forget.. but I got them from Michaels! Super cheap & lovely <3 xx

  4. gloria

    The chalk board is perfect. I have a framed piece from a yard sale and am itching to make one this size!

    Thanks so very much for sharing Home Love Stories. A bit of an online community within the enormity of the blogsphere.

    You have been on my heart so much these days. Know that many of us are praying for you as we follow your journey of both home and heart.

    1. LizMarie Post author

      I might just be really emotional tonight, but your comment just made me cry. Good tears. Today was rough.. not in a terrible way. But just feeling like a failure in many ways, & your comment just lifted me up. I needed it so much & I think God wanted me to read this comment in this moment. Thank you so so much for taking the time to write me & to think of us. THANK YOU. I hope your week is going well & that your Easter is blessed. xx Liz Marie

  5. Jane P

    love your chalkboard and adore quotes…what I’m curious about is how you fit so much into a day? I would love to know how you get all of this done…book idea for you!!

    1. LizMarie Post author

      haha I don’t sleep ever Jane.. No, I lie… I just love it so much that I find time. I really should sleep more though 😉 xx

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    1. LizMarie Post author

      Thank you so much Melissa for writing this beautiful book.. it’s just wonderful & so are you. Your talent has touched our lives & home. Thank you! xx

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  8. Alma

    i may need this book! I love chalk boards to write quotes, but what really drives me is quotes that are inspired from Gods word or direct quotes from His word! I want my mind and heart to be filled with Gods truth and there is no better way to keep His word hidden in my heart, than to see the words around me all day! thanks for sharing about the book, I look forward to picking one up! Also, love your quote! it reminds me that i can rest in his sovereignty when things in life just isn’t going as planned! have a great day!
    alma

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  10. Alisha Miller

    Love your frame and love your message, Liz 🙂

    I got a chalkboard at Christmas, but I’d really like to make my own so I can personalize the frame a bit more. Just haven’t decided what size I want yet. I love being able to write quotes on it that I need to read over and over again! Do you own any chalkboard markers? I love writing on mine with chalkboard markers because they write so clear and crisp.

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