Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  November 14, 2013 — 2 Comments

I’ve still got half a quart left of chalkboard paint–that stuff goes a long way–and so I’ve been trying to find ways to use it up before it gets all clumpy and weird. I’ve been using a clipboard at work lately and got inspired! And thus my new kitchen memo board was born.

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I didn’t take any photos of the process, but it was pretty straightforward. I taped off the top so that I wouldn’t have to worry about painting under/around the clip, then gave it three coats of chalkboard paint. After it cured for a few days I seasoned it by lightly rubbing a piece of chalk all over, then wiping it down. I used a couple of adhesive squares that I already had to attach it to the fridge (you know, the kind that come with dry erase boards or cork tiles to attach them to the wall), but you could also use command strips or even some strong magnets. Or if you were putting it on the wall just use a nail to hang it by the hole in the clip part up top.

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I tied a piece of chalk onto it with some twine. It’s a step up from the regular ‘ol chalkboard because the clip part can hold coupons, photos, etc. Handy!

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I actually bought two more clipboards and painted them at the same time–I figured if I was breaking out the paint I might as well make a few to sell! I haven’t gotten around to photographing and listing them yet but it’s on the to do list. They were really inexpensive to make so I can keep the retail price low–like probably only $10. I love when I can sell stuff for a price that I would actually pay. It’s probably bad business to post a tutorial (however sparse) on my blog about how to make something that I plan to sell, but whatevs. That’s how much I love you people. I put way more effort into the blog than I do the shop, even though the shop is much more profitable. The heart wants what the heart wants! Happy Thursday, my friends, and stay warm!

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


2 responses to Chalkboard/Clipboard

  1. Love, love, love it! As an old school type teacher, I love chalkboards and hate dry erase boards.

    • Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap November 16, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      I agree! Dry erase markers are always running out or drying up. At least with chalk what you see is what you get!

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