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Clever Homemade Message Board

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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.

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Tape Edges and Paint Chalkboard

Apply painters’ tape around inner frame edges. Paint hardboard with chalkboard paint.


Attach Hardware and Hang

Screw two ring hangers into back of chalkboard with picture wire strung between rings. Nail picture hooks into wall and hang.


Prime Chalkboard Surface

Treat chalkboard by covering entire surface using large chalk stick on its side. Rub into chalkboard and wipe away with rag.



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