A few years ago the former mayor of our town gifted us with a piece of slate used as a chalkboard in an old school. He thought we might like it since we live in an old schoolhouse. We knew right away where we would use it but several years passed and the project kept getting put on the back burner. For years we had a small chalkboard in a gold frame in this spot. The electrical panel for the house is actually on this wall and we use the chalkboard to cover it up. A recent upgrade to a bigger electrical box forced us to dig that old piece of slate out and make a frame for it so we could finally hang it up to cover the new larger box.
My husband used an old piece of trim board he had been hoarding for years. He cut it in half to make this chunky frame for the piece of slate.
The chalkboard has lines etched into the slate. If you run your finger over the line you can feel the groove. My husband tested it out and wrote the first phone number on the chalkboard.
He added a piece of wood on the bottom and made a groove in it to hold the pieces of chalk.The slate chalkboard is a hefty piece…..it took the two of us to get it hung on the wall!!!!!
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