EMBROIDERY HOOP CHALK BOARD
In different sizes and shapes, one or many, these DIY chalkboards are both pretty and practical.
STEP ONE Place the embroidery hoop onto the ply and trace around the inner circle with a pencil.
STEP TWO Cut out circle using a jigsaw. STEP THREE Sand the edges of the circle thoroughly. Wipe to remove dust.
STEP FOUR Paint one side of the circle with chalkboard paint and allow it to dry completely.
STEP FIVE Loosen the gauge on the outer embroidery ring and slip the painted circle in. Tighten the gauge and hang on wall.
Use tintable paint for fun chalkboards in kids’ playrooms. IN THE PICTURE “Distorted Triangles” wallpaper, $117 per lineal metre, from Emily Ziz Style Studio. Sixties 2 Drawer desk, $799, from Freedom. Home Republic artificial monstera plant, from $49.95, from Adairs. Planter, candle and tumbler, similar available from Adairs. Artisan Designs Carrara Marble candles, 4-inch, $34.95, 6-inch, $44.95, and 8-inch, $54.95, from Enjoy Lighting. FOR PROJECT Embroidery hoop, from $5 each, from eBay. Structural CD plywood, 2.4m x 1.2m x 7mm, $31, and White Knight chalkboard paint, 250ml, $14.90, from Bunnings.