I love a quick and easy project! This one is super easy and functional!
As I’ve said before, if I ever come across a nice frame for a good price, I buy it even if I don’t have a purpose for it just yet. I found this great frame a while back. It was large (about 19 ½ x 36 ½”) and had nice carvings and it was in perfect shape. Also, it was gold and it was plastic. I still liked it. So, I dry brushed some chalk paint on it and liked the distressed look. I cut a piece of thin plywood to fit the opening with my jigsaw and screwed it to the back of the frame. I painted a few coats of black chalkboard paint on the plywood, and quick as a wink, a chalkboard!
I use this one at the lake for our grocery or to do list. I used 3-M double stick tape to adhere it to the pantry door. The door is a hollow door so I thought the tape option would hold it better. We plan on replacing the door eventually with a solid wood door like the others we’ve replaced in the house. This door just hasn’t made the cut yet. I have a cute vintage metal rack that holds a roll of wax paper, aluminum foil and paper towels that I want to hang on the inside of the pantry door (it’s a lovely 70’s gold color) but again, I need a more substantial door. But, this chalkboard fits our needs perfectly. We sometimes use it as a message board to wish someone a happy birthday or happy anniversary too! Any frame will do, so give it a try!