Paint: chalkboard classroom signs
I made chalkboard classroom signs for each teacher at my kids school:
The names have been blacked out for privacy reasons but here they are all lined up like soldiers:
I used black chalkboard paint for the background and white high gloss enamel for the lettering then framed out each sign with 3/8″ outside L shape moulding:
Here’s how I made the classroom signs:
1. Cut 1/4″ plywood 9″ x 2.5″ (9″ is the base length, some names are longer):
2. Paint two coats Rustoleum black chalkboard, sand in between:
3. Print out teacher names, I used Calibri font at 100 point.
Center name on wood and using ballpoint pen trace outside of letters with heavy pressure:
4. Paint on and inside the indent left behind by the pen:
I used Rustoleum high gloss white enamel.
5. Using 3/8″ L shaped outside moulding:
Miter cut pieces to fit all four sides.
Use wood glue in crevice and attach all four sides:
Use rubber bands as clamps to hold moulding in place while glue dries:
6. Once dry remove rubber bands and lightly sand corners: