Looking to step outside the box? Try this idea by Lindsay from My Creative Days to pump up the style on your plain chalkboard.

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Sometimes, a black chalkboard won’t cut it. Sometimes, a chalkboard calls for a different color. With all the color options at Country Chic Paint, you can make a chalkboard any color you want!For me, I wanted a gray chalkboard. Like I have said before, I love grays and browns together and I wanted to incorporate that color combination in this chalkboard project.To make the chalkboard, I used a wood frame that we had in our garage. I loved that it had a “divider” in it. I thought it would be a great chalkboard for writing notes and lists on.

Colourful chalkboards #DIY #crafting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

To start, Hubby cut a piece of wood and nailed it to the back of the frame.

Colourful chalkboards #DIY #crafting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Then, I stained the frame a dark, “Mission Oak” color.

Colourful chalkboards #DIY #crafting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I painted the chalkboard part of it “Hurricane”.

Colourful chalkboards #DIY #crafting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog


Colourful chalkboards #DIY #crafting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I used a white chalk marker to write an Easter message. The white chalk, the “Hurricane” color and the dark, wood stain look so great together!

Country Chic's 2014 Blog Squad member: Lindsay

Lindsay {My Creative Days}

Hello! My name is Lindsay. I am mom to Landen and Gabrielle, wife to Matt and blogger at www.mycreativedays.com. I love to be creative in my day, my home and with my kids. I am obsessed with old wood, rusty treasures and everything in between. Finding frugal and creative ways to decorate our home, create a fabulous craft or do an activity with the kids is a passion of mine.

Make sure to follow Lindsay on her blog My Creative Days, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Hometalk and Instagram!