DIY Pallet Chalkboard (that hangs 2 ways!)

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I had some leftover wood from ripping down some pallets. I thought this easy DIY chalkboard would be the perfect use of the leftovers.

The best part about this chalkboard is that you can hang it vertically or horizontally! 

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Materials:

  • 2 36″ pallet boards
  • nail gun with 1 1/4″ and 1″ brads
  • sliding miter saw
  • wood glue
  • hand sander
  • twine
  • staple gun
  • unsanded grout
  • primer
  • black paint (or any color you want!)

 

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So, first, I cut four pieces at a 45 degree angle, glued, and then used 1 1/4 inch brads to attach the pieces together to form a frame. I sanded the front and sprayed with a semi-gloss polyurethane.

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The next thing I did was prime a small piece of plywood. This will be the chalkboard insert.

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After my primer dried, I made a very easy DIY chalkboard paint. It is:

1 Tbs unsanded grout

1 cup paint

I used black acrylic paint and painted two coats over the plywood.

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After the chalkboard dried, I attached it to the back of the frame using 1 inch brads.

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Using the staple gun, attach the twine to the back of the frame. Tie a small knot in the twine.

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Now, here’s the kicker! Attach the twine at the second corner and then the third. That way you can hang vertically or horizontally.

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Gather the twine at the point where both parts meet and hammer in a small nail to hold the string that is not being used.

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Ta Da!

 

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