Do you watch TV with an eye for the room details? Me too! You would love to have chalkboards like those in the background. Well, I made them.
Now before I get too deep into the chalkboards, let me explain the show. It’s a bit out there. It’s called Schitt’$ Creek. Eugene Levy and his son Daniel created and star in the show. It’s a quirky sitcom that we watch on Netflix. a wealthy couple with two grown children loses their fortune. They end up only owning a small town named Schitt’s Creek.
In the third season, Daniel Levy’s character opens a store called Rose Apothecary.
I want that store!!!
It’s filled with wooden bins containing candles and kitchen gadgets, and linens. I can smell the lavender. In the windows, vintage ladders painted white and turned into shelves holding herbs. My eyes are searching the background of the store set. Then I spot them. These wood chalkboards…hanging there ready for me to buy them…
or make them.
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The boards for chalkboards
I knew there were leftover boards from the thrift store pump organ in the workshop.
These will do. And yes, one has a hole. That’s okay! I sanded the boards using the table sander I got on Amazon.
Now I used painter tape and chalkboard spray paint to paint the bottom edge.
Now, Daniel’s character wears black and white all the time, I thought the chalkboards had white too.
So, I painted a band of white. This I used chalk-based paint and a brush.
I drilled holes in the top corners and added twine.
Then I tried to get a screenshot of the chalkboard hanging in the background. I don’t think there’s a band of white…
but there should be.
I like them just as they are without chalk but…
I added a saying, just to show the boards are chalkboards. Fun idea for holiday sayings too!
I would love to hear what you see in the background of a TV show that you’d like in your home. Tell me in comments below or tag me on Instagram.
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