advertisement

advertisement

No Thanks
Let
Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Project

Roof Tile Message Board

Materials

  • Slate roofing tile
  • Heavy-duty braided twine
  • Flat drawer pull
  • Glue

Steps

  1. Step 1

    To create an outdoor message center, convert a slate roofing tile (from a home-supply store) into a chalkboard.

  2. Step 2

    Thread heavy-duty braided twine through the 2 preexisting holes, tie a knot, and hang on a sturdy hook. A flat drawer pull, turned upside down and glued to the bottom edge, can serve as a chalk tray.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, May 2008

Reviews (24)

  • nvnvgirl 25 Sep, 2010

    I can't find anyone locally with these tiles, but if you do a search for "predrilled slate tiles", you can find them.
    Also, FYI, Home Depot has a line of Martha Stewart drawer pulls and there's one that's perfect for this project.

  • shirleyt705 12 May, 2010

    Capitol City Lumber has them but no holes drilled - have to drill your own.

  • JudyHColsOH 25 Apr, 2010

    If looking for roofing tiles...try salvage companies/demolition companies in your area.

  • ceckley 17 Apr, 2010

    Has anyone been able to find a slate roofing tile anywhere? I'd love to make this but don't know where to get one. Please HELP!!! Thank you :)

  • johannamidcoast 12 Apr, 2010

    use leather lacing and tie knots on each end once threaded thru the holes

  • kingo 11 Apr, 2010

    This idea was sent over a year ago and I searched the Internet and local stores for the tiles and never found any. Wish Martha would do research on supplies before sending ideas out! I tried Home Depot, Lowe's, roofing companies and the internet.

  • ryenh 11 Apr, 2010

    Great for whimsy 'I love you' messages to members of the family! Can't you just see 'Love you back' scribbled beneath the original message? Such a simple idea and yet so handy!

  • ryenh 11 Apr, 2010

    Great for whimsy 'I love you' messages to members of the family! Can't you just see 'Love you back' scribbled beneath the original message? Such a simple idea and yet so handy!

  • rjordan 11 Apr, 2010

    to mrsmacrae: "buy potting soil" is too personal? get a grip.

  • rjordan 11 Apr, 2010

    to mrsmacrae: "buy potting soil" is too personal? get a grip.

  • JoanGustafson 11 Apr, 2010

    Great idea!! Found roof tiles at Home Depot. Also, try a roofing only store.

  • Wildebunch 1 Oct, 2009

    I love this idea, for the garage entry, but I can no find the roof tiles?

  • Beroka 1 Oct, 2009

    good idea!

  • 11866409 1 Oct, 2009

    A good craft store should have them.

  • michelleyoung317 11 Jul, 2009

    I could not find them either except online in big amounts. I am still looking....

  • kingo 8 Jul, 2009

    Neither Lowe's nor Home Depot have these tiles. Now where to look???

  • mrsmacrae 3 Jul, 2009

    I don't think I'd want any old person to know what I was doing.. It's cute for indoors but to me dangerous for outside... Just my opion..

  • cerebellum 3 Jul, 2009

    It looks really cute with rope, too:

    http://www.earthwhile.co.uk/Shop/Gifts_Under_10/Natural_Slate_Memo_Board...

  • Nannieto2 3 Jul, 2009

    I love this...Lowe's...Home Depot...here I come!!!

  • emilysl 3 Jul, 2009

    slate - the original chalkboard material... genius.

  • NoFixedAddress 3 Jul, 2009

    So you dont have to SPRAY chalkboard paint on it?
    Just use it as is?

  • NoFixedAddress 3 Jul, 2009

    Use it AU naturelle?

  • peaceloveandstitches 3 Jul, 2009

    ok, i just LOVE this. I can see SO many gift possibilities. Heck you could even stencil some ivy on it... the beauty of this is its simplicity.

  • tavequin 24 Apr, 2008

    I love I love I love! Just like in college when we all had dry-erase boards on our dorm room doors. But this is the grown-up version! Cute and sophisticated.