Artists paint on these wooden boards, and they’re sturdy and affordable enough to make over as chalkboards. Custom-size boards and matching metal panels can be ordered online, but you can also pair a standard two-by-three-foot board from an art-supplies store with a metal sheet of the same size from a hardware store. If you want a base shade other than green or black, Martha Stewart Crafts chalkboard paint in Clear can be applied as a topcoat to any color of paint.
Super 77 adhesive, by 3M, $11, homedepot.com
Art board, art-boards.com
Magnetic panel, diamondlifegear.com
Multisurface chalkboard paint, by Martha Stewart Crafts, in Black or Clear, $6 for 6 oz., michaels.com
Leather straps, 3/4" by 25", $12 for 2, cocosheaven.etsy.com
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