Hey guys! I am so motivated to get my life, family, home, etc. organized this year. I always feel like I’m forgetting appointments, dates, my mind 😉 So, I came up with a cute Chalkboard Days of the Week Calendar that will hopefully get my world organized but, if all else fails, at least it will be cute hanging on the wall!
To start, I bought a sheet of 2’x4′ chalkboard at Home Depot for about $10 and left it as-is!
I used my Kreg Jig to attach the 2×3’s to make the frame. I drilled 2 – 1 1/2″pocket holes in both ends of each of the short 2×3 pieces.
I attached them with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and wood glue and then it was time to stain! ** I attached my dividers about 6.5″ apart from divider to divider. Try that and then eyeball it to make sure they are all equally spaced. **
Once the stain dried, I used my Ryobi Cordless Airstrike Stapler to attach the chalkboard to the frame. This baby is a life saver for backing pieces like this. I no longer have to worry about my nails pushing through AND it uses the same 18-Volt battery as the rest of our Ryobi tools!!
To finish this cutie off, I purchased those “L” brackets for about $.50 each and purchased screws to fit. I bought flat heads because I liked the look. I used saw tooth hangers and anchors to attach the piece to the wall.
That was IT! NOT-EVEN-KIDDING! How easy was that Hopefully this is just the motivation I need to kick my booty in organization gear for the new year!