DIY Chalkboard Pin Board!

DIY chalkboard pin board

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!

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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
– Brushes

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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).

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Now use your PVA glue to attach the cork sheets to the frame backing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!