I was raised in the land of "waste not want not," hence whenever I have a project in mind I look around to see what I already have that I can use. Last summer I was teaching art classes for some little girls in our church and I needed a chalkboard for our lessons. Not wanting to spend the money for a new one, I took one of the cabinet doors from our old kitchen, spray painted the edges yellow and brushed the middle with some $5 chalkboard paint.
This project couldn't be any easier, you can use the hinge hardware to simply hang it on the wall with nails. I put $1.25 clearance knobs in the holes left from the old handle and added some clothespins (backed with sticky tack) to hold notes. If you don't have a cabinet door hanging around, try Habitat for Humanity or a salvage store...usually odd ones will cost just a couple bucks.
In other news, yesterday was my beautiful hubby's twenty-fifth birthday! He may be the sweetest, most caring man that ever walked this earth, I'm totally convinced that 25 will be the best year ever!
Happy birthday honey, I love you!