Introduction: Easy DIY Message Board
This is a simple project requiring very few tools. It starts with recycled cabinet door. I used a table saw to to square up the edges of the cabinet door but this is an optional step.
*Recycled cabinet door
*Chalk board paint
*Latex or spray paint
*Small clothespins from Walmart
*Hot glue gun
*Table-saw but not necessary for this project
Step 1: Optional Step: Square Up the Edge
To make this message board not look so much like a cabinet door, I used a table saw to put a 10 degree back slant as I cut off the round over.
Step 2: Paint the Styles and Rails
Depending on what you have available, paint the styles and rails the color of your choice. I used spray paint because I didn’t have any latex paint colors I liked. It was cold and raining outside so I set up a makeshift painting booth in my shop.
Step 3: Paint the Chalkboard
Using chalkboard paint, paint the chalkboard. It may take a couple of coats.
Step 4: Embellish the Message Board With Mini Clothespins
Using my makeshift spray booth, I painted the mini clothespins I purchased at Walmart. I’m sure you could also find these at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s.
Step 5: Add the Clothespins to the Perimeter of Your Message Board
I used a hot glue gun to add the now painted mini clothespins to the message board
Step 6: Time to Hang It
Hang your new message board near the door so it’s easy to use. I clipped coupons with the mini clothespins. It’s also a great place for your keys.
Thanks for looking, I hope it helps you get started with your message board.
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