Tuesday, June 4, 2013
DIY Outdoor Chalkboard
I spied an abandoned sheet of plywood in our basement and this project instantly popped into my head. I hate chalk dust inside (it gets EVERYWHERE), and the hubby hates chalk on his super clean, you-could-eat-off-of-it, driveway. So an outdoor chalkboard was the perfect solution!
I started by having the hubby cut down the plywood sheet to fit where I wanted to mount it on the side of our swing set. Then he used pressure treated wood to trim off the edges for a more finished look. Next, to help seal and protect the plywood, I painted the entire piece, front and back, with deck stain left over from last summer and let it dry in the hot Memorial Day sun. Hubby then mixed me up a combo of black exterior paint and sanded grout. I painted one, thick coat and then let it dry.
A fabulous addition to our backyard playground!