Earlier this year I had a garage sale with some friends to raise $ for the salvation army appeal and the Australian Tanzanian services foundation. It was also a chance to raid each others throw away possessions. My friend had an old frame which I thought would make the perfect chalkboard for our dining room.
I removed the glass and painted the frame white (2 coats).
Then I painted the board with primer, before giving it two coats of chalkboard paint ($20 from the local hardware store).
To finish it off I used pieces from a scrabble board (found on a garage sale $2) to create the word 'dinner'.
I used bluetac to attach the letters as then I can change the words if I need.
the seat of an old phone table.
We simply painted the plywood with paint and attached scrabble letters using a glue gun. Then attached it all together and added some wire to the back.
Have you got any good chalkboard ideas?