Learn how to make your own DIY chalkboard calendar!
Baseball season for my boys is just around the corner, and in preparation I
decided needed to create a DIY chalkboard calendar.
For my project, I used an old mirror I found last summer at a flea market. However, you could also paint over the glass of an old frame or paint a chalkboard directly to a wall. First, I painted chalkboard paint on my mirror and waited 24 hours after the final coat dried. (I did two coats for this project.) Next, I printed out my lettering for the mirror.
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Making the calendar lines was the hardest part. I went with 7 boxes across for the days of the week and 5 boxes down. Unfortunately I didn’t think about the fact that a few months start on Saturday and actually require 6 boxes down (Like this month, March 2014). Anyway, I’ll just be a day late (or early) switching the months, and this will solve my problem.
I used a (semi permanent) chalk pen on the quote, days of the week and grid lines (I did 4 inch squares). This way, when I erase the board every month, only the events erase.
*I found these chalk pens on Amazon.
They are great for chalkboards you want to keep more “permanent”.
Here’s an affiliate link for the chalk pens on Amazon:
Get organized with this (monthly view) calendar. I also use a weekly view calendar in my kitchen.
The shoe cubby was a find at a local antique shop. I was told it was once in my town’s original post office. True story or not, it’s one of my favorite finds to date. Also, the mirror I used is a little larger than 2 feet by 3 feet. I wouldn’t go much smaller because I think you won’t have room to write in the squares.
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