Summer Chalkboard + Giveaway with Home Depot and Scotch Blue

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This post was brought to you in partnership with The Home Depot and ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape.

I am SO excited to share this project with you. Not only do I get to participate in the Ready, Set, Paint Blog Hop sponsored by ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and The Home Depot but I used some power tools for the FIRST time doing this project. Insert cheesy smile!

Chalkboards are so popular these days and so much fun to use whether you are a child or an adult so I decided to make one just in time for Summer. I plan on hanging it on the gate to my backyard for some parties and get-togethers we have planned for this Summer. Heck I even have visions of using it for our Lemonade Stand and the summer mantle.

I took off to Home Depot  today with a  few basic thoughts in mind and ya know when you have an idea and it looks amazing in your head until you do it and it turns out to be a huge craft fail? Well, I was hoping and praying that this did not happen to me! Thank God it didn’t and I could not be happier with how this turned out.Chalkboard

The Supplies:

Wood Board (I had mine already)

ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape

2 Yard Sticks

1 Can of Rust-Oleum Spray Paint and Primer in 1

1 Can of Rust-Oleum Spray Paint in Yellow (satin finish)

150 Grit Sand Paper

1 Can of Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint

Wood Glue

{all of these supplies can be purchased at The Home Depot.}

Step One: If needed sand your wood down to a smooth surface. Even though the wood I had on hand was already smooth I went over the whole thing with  sand paper just  in case.

Step Two: Spray the wood with your first coat of paint. Thankfully I happened upon Rust-Oleum’s paint and primer in 1. It really saved me some time. If you don’t have the 2-in-1, then prime your board first.

Chalkboard Before

Chalkboard in the making

Somewhere in between the painting I took my yard sticks and cut them down to size (using my CHOP SAW…YEAH BABY!!) so that they would act as a frame. The size is relative. Once you have your main piece of wood you can decide how much of a chalkboard you want and then cut your yard sticks accordingly.

Step Three: After the first coat of paint is dry, create your stripes using  ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and paint your second coat over the whole board.

Scotch Blue Painters Tape for making stripes

Nice yellow stripes!

Yellow Striped Wood

Step 4: Take your yard stick pieces and lay them out on the wood. Once you have them in place, trace the inside of your frame lightly with a pencil and section it off with painters tape to protect the area you don’t want painted black. I followed the directions on the can and used 3 coats of chalkboard paint.

Chalkboard Spray Paint

Step Five: Remove the tape after the chalkboard paint is dry and glue your yard sticks in place around your chalkboard using wood glue. Once it’s dry, take your sandpaper and rough up the edges and any section of the painted wood that you might want to look a little worn. This works great if you have any imperfections in your paint job. Just sand a little paint off here and there and it looks great.

Step Six: Take a piece of chalk and using it’s side, color in the whole chalkboard. Erase and it’s now ready to write on.


I didn’t really plan this when cutting my yard sticks up but I thought that this was pretty cool………especially since this project IS sponsored by The Home Depot.  If you look close you can see that the frame says “The Home Depot”.

Home Depot Chalkboard

DIY Chalkboard

For more inspiration check out these amazing projects from Centsational Girl – Textured Panel Dresser Makeover, Thrifty and Chic Framed Stencil Wall and The Design Confidential DIY Concrete Color Block Painted Tables . You should also check out the Ready, Set, Paint Blog Hop

Giveaway Prize: $75 Home Depot Gift Card

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To enter this giveaway, please leave a link to your favorite summer DIY or painting project in the comments below for a chance to win a $75 Home Depot gift card!

A winner will be chosen using on Friday June 14 and will be notified via email.

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  1. Amanda Landsman says:

    Hope I “entered” for that giveaway the right way:)

  2. sarah @craftquickies says:

    So cute! I love the striped frame of this chalkboard! I hope I win b/c I need paint! 🙂

  3. Ginny Pokorny says:

    I can’t wait to paint my kitchen cabinets & walls this long 4th of July weekend!

  4. i like this idea. i wish there was a home depot close to where i live to be able to go to there diy programs for kids & grown-ups. i’m currently working on redoing an old piano bench using the blue tape to paint the top with 3 different colors & 3 colors on the feet & legs. a $75.00 card would be great to win. thanks for doing the giveaway. kenda

  5. This is adorable! I love the summery colors you chose 🙂

  6. Eva Williams says:

    I love your blog. There are so many things I want to try

  7. I’m currently in the middle of painting board and batten in my dining room

  8. Cindy Tidwell says:

    That is a cute project. I just bought some chalkboard paint and will definitely try this. Thanks.


    Saw this project on PInterest. The link no longer works so I am not sure where it came from, but the image I pinned shows all the steps to make this cool botanical art. I think it would be a great project to do with the kids too!

  10. This looks like it would be an awesome kid outside chalk board!

  11. Anastacia sanchez says:

    Great tutorial! I hope I win this giveaway, I could really use this gift card!

  12. My favorite summer DIY project is building shelves! I found some great plans online that I am wanting to tackle! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  13. My DIY project is toddler busy boards! I plan to buy all kinds of fasteners to attach to a board as a learning tool for the kiddos at my work. I’m really excited about it!

  14. Mary Happymommy says:

    This DIY painted peacock chair is beautiful!–

  15. Wow. Table looks great. It’s nice that you choose bright colors 🙂

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