DIY Rustic Wood Chalkboard

DIY Rustic Chalkboard

The hubs has been mentioning that he wanted a small chalkboard to write encouraging words and bible verses on. Well, last week we were in St. Louis and stopped in a Michaels to look around (I had a gift card yippee)! We came across this cool sliced wood (in the wood craft section) and thought this would be great for a chalkboard. And this project was soooo easy! Seriously… Easy! All you people who say your not crafty and don’t try craft projects… you have no excuse on this one lol!

DIY Rustic Wood Chalkboard


  • Wood slice
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Paint brush
  • Picture/paint stand to hold it up

Step 1: Take the plastic off of the wood and just brush off any dust.

DIY Rustic Chalkboard 2

Step 2: Add a light coat of chalkboard paint. I followed the lines of the wood to give it a more natural look rather than painting a perfect oval. Let dry for one hour.

DIY Rustic chalkboard 4

Step 3: Add a second coat and let dry for 24 hours. After the 24 hours, season the chalkboard by rubbing chalk all over the paint.

Step 4: Create beautiful sayings and display your rustic chalkboard using a frame holder!

DIY Chalkboard 4

See wasn’t that easy? There was maybe 20 minutes of work! Now that my friends is my favorite kind of craft!

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  1. Love this idea. Now if i could only find a wood piece. That would be the question…how does one find?!? Found you on the link party. Liked fb page and followed on pinterest. If you could do the same…that would be great. Thank you!

  2. This really is so adorable and easy. I love the idea of using a piece of nature for the chalkboard. Just started following you via Bloglovin’. Can’t wait to see what else you come up with!


  3. I love this sweet little chalkboard!
    I selected it as one of my features this past Sunday on Give Me the Goods Monday Link Party! I can’t wait to make my own. Thanks for inspiring me and sharing this project at the party! Can’t wait to see more of your cool posts and projects, love your blog and I’m so glad I found you through Give Me the Goods!

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