Homeschool: Chalkboard 101

Friday, July 26, 2013

We are just getting ready to homeschool over at the cabin.  We don't have a whole lot of room to spare over here, but I knew I wanted a designated space where I could keep everything together and somewhat organized.

Charlotte and Baby Emma Lola had been sharing this tiny room that is reminiscent of a hallway.  Then, Daddy decided to redecorate his bedroom, so I ended up being the happy recipient of these beauts:


I had to have a make it work moment here.  Since the cabin is so tiny, I moved these twin beds that happened to have belonged to my great-grandparents into what should be the living room.  We actually spend most of our time in the sunroom anyway, whiling away our time to this stellar view.


I was left with the tiny hallway room to set up shop, so that's what we did. 

I must admit I am a bit of a closet school supply hoarder, so (of course) off the jump, we decided to tackle the ultimate in school supplies:  the Chalkboard.  

Now that they sell chalkboard paint, you can turn almost any surface into a chalkboard.  For our purposes, though, we only needed a board--nothing fancy shmancy.


I ordered my Rustoleum chalkboard paint off of good ole' Amazon.  They sell it in spray paint or in a can.  It is supposed to be a really good brand to buy.  They do not, however, sell it at Lowes anymore which was fine by me.  I do love the Amazon!  

Our project was quite large, so we opted for the can and followed the instructions.



Then, Howard started framing it up.



He screwed the painted board directly into the frame that he built.  That was probably the hardest part.  It was a bit heavy.  We probably needed a third person for this part.


After three days, you can condition your board.  You just rub the side of a piece of chalk all over it. 

Then you're ready to go:



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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am excited for your homeschool. I think there will be lots of "blogging" moments to share with us! Is this the beginning of your homeschool experience?

Shirley

Misty Turner said...

We are excited too! It's finally all coming together, and yes this is the beginning--in all of its glory! lol.

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