This may seem familiar to you…
I posted this DIY way back in 2012, but in the meantime, I made one for last year’s Mother’s Day (to give to my Mum) and it went down a treat.
If you fancy making something unique and creative for your gift… here is the how-to…
- Take initial measurements and cut some plywood and beading/edging to the correct size that you would like. I wanted my finished board to end up at about 2 foot by 14 inches.
- Paint both sides with 2 coats of a suitable primer/undercoat – I used normal white matt emulsion as it gives a nice even finish. Leave any bits that are to be glued, unpainted.
- Once dry, paint the back of the plywood and the edging strips with a suitably stunning colour. I chose Blackened, No.2011 by Farrow and Ball. Paint the face of the blackboard (the other side of the plywood) with blackboard paint. Most places like Homebase and B&Q sell it. Again, I needed 2 coats of both paints.
- Once dry, glue it all together and fasten it to the wall, either with a lovely bit of rope (in which case, you may need to drill two holes at the top) or screw it into the wall in the four corners. I chose this way as I didn’t want it to wobble as I wrote.