Create a Family Message Center
Build a custom-framed chalkboard to hang in your kitchen, creating a central location for everyone to leave messages, write to-dos and keep up with each others' schedules.
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Protect Hardboard Surface
Apply painters' tape along edges where hardboard meets frame. Cover hardboard with masking paper. Tape in place.
Paint and Seal Frame
Spray paint frame. Let dry one hour. Spray protective finish on painted frame. Let dry one hour. Remove protective tape and paper.
Tape Edges and Paint Chalkboard
Apply painters' tape around inner frame edges. Paint hardboard with chalkboard paint.
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