DIY Chevron Memo Chalkboard

Here is a fun project that I dreamt up the other day after a quick trip to the thrift store.  I found this great sketch pad and it was calling my name!!  I thought it would make a fun DIY Chevron Memo Chalkboard, with a stitch of Krylon Spray Paint{blue ocean breeze} and some fun Krylon Chalkboard Spray Paint I knew we would be in business.

So… a sketch pad is like a giant clip board that you can buy at art supply stores and it generally looks like this {just a little less used}…

I have found some new, here for a little over $9.00.  Mine is 26×23.  I started off by masking the clips so that when I spray painted it they would be protected…

Then I spray painted the whole thing using Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze Spray Paint.  Once I gave it a few good coats I let it rest for a few days so that the paint would fully dry.  Then I taped off a fun and ever popular chevron pattern and began the spraying process all over again with Krylon's Chalkboard paint


Isn't it cute?  Here is where I got a little stuck.  I knew it need a little more, but I didn't want it over the top.  My freshman isn't the super frilly type.  So… then I thought about adding a basic small rope or twine to the bottom so that she could hang some of her favorite pictures with cute clothes pins! That should do the trick…

Then, all I had to do was figure out a way to hang it in her room.  I decided to take some of the same rope wrap it around the top clips and then hang it from a wreath hanger placed over the back of her bedroom door…

Now she can use the clips to keep track of important papers and then use the chevron chalkboard as a calendar of sorts. How fun is that.  My younger daughter is getting a little jealous, I may have to make her one too!!

This was originally a guest post at Brown Paper Packages for their back-to-school event.


  1. says

    I saw this the other day on BPP and though it was absolutely amazing!!!! I need to totally keep an eye out for one of these sketch boards. The pictures at the bottom really add to it too:-)

    • says

      Jocelyn, you’re a doll! I found mine at the thrift store and fell in love, but you can find them online starting around $9.00. I found mine for $7.00. Good luck, let me know if you find one!

  2. says

    My two favorite things rolled into one…chevron patterns and chalkboards! Great idea and ditto liking the photos at the bottom…This would make a great “going away to college” gift!

  3. says

    I LOVE THIS! So pretty. & (like everyone else said) the pictures at the bottom at that special something-something to it.

    Is that chalk you used? Or is that chalk marker? Curiosity wants to know :D

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