I've been wanting to do this project for a long time now. I'm sure it's been done somewhere before, but if so, I haven't seen it. I originally thought it up when brainstorming on some ideas for something over our bed. I think it fits perfectly in our kitchen though.
paint (I chose a light blue)
old board found. Sanded and filled in large cracks with wood putty. *Obviously the smoother the board the better.
Apply chalkboard paint
Lots of coats
Tape off where your lines will go. This part will take the longest unless you can think of an easier way to do it. Paint your lines once they are taped. You may need to do a few coats.
Hang and be creative!
*My lines did not come out as clean as I would have liked because my board wasn't the smoothest. Again, the smoother the board the better!