Making A Kitchen Chalkboard from an office Clipboard

Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
Cheap ~ Under $25
Hours 1-2
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I needed a place to record things I ran out of in the kitchen. I decided the best way to do this was to use a clipboard and some chalkboard paint. I created some “chalkboard art” writing with a white paint pen. Now I have somewhere to record what I need to remember to buy, and the clip works for holding coupons!

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You Will Need...

  • clipboard
  • chalkboard paint
  • Sharpie paint pen

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    I stained the boards so that later on I would be able to distress the edges. I wanted the piece to look a little older and worn. I also sanded the metal clip as well.

  • Step 2

    I painted the clipboard with four coats of chalkboard paint. When it was dry, I used a white paint pen from Sharpie to write on the words I had sketched. The board says “Remember to Buy”

  • Step 3

    Finally, I sanded the edges of the board. I also seasoned it so that I can begin writing on it.


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