How great are pin boards? I’m a huge fan! I love pinning up photos and bits and pieces that inspire me. So when I went to buy one at the beginning of the year, I was a little disappointed. They were all a bit too office-y and just… ugly! So, of course, I decided to whip up my own and add a little something special! With a coat of black board paint, I had an awesome DIY chalkboard pin board, perfect for to-do lists and doodling!
And guess what – you can make one too! It’s so easy! To get started, you’ll need:
– A cute frame (mine was roughly A3 size)
– Cork sheets (you can usually get them from the craft shop in A4 size)
– PVA glue
– Gesso primer (or white paint)
– Chalkboard paint
– Cute coloured paint
– Washi tape
Start by pulling your frame apart and removing the glass (we actually don’t need it anymore so you can stow it away for another project or carefully recycle it).
Now use your PVA glue to attach the cork sheets to the frame backing.
Once the glue is dry, hit the cork board with a coat of gesso primer – this will seal up the cork and make a smother surface for your chalk paint.
Once the gesso is dry, hit it with a few coats of chalkboard paint, making sure each coat is nice and dry before applying another.
While waiting for your paint to dry, you can add a little snazzy paint to your frame! Use your washi tape to mask off a design (I just did a simple diagonal line) and paint on some cute colour.
Once all the paint is dry, pop your frame back together. Now you’re ready to pin, sketch and list-write to your heart’s content!