You will need 1800mm MDF, cut to 1500mm high; Design Chalkboard Paint in Black, $26.20 per 500ml, from Dulux; paint roller and tray; leather scrap; nails; hammer.
ONE While at Bunnings, take your MDF to the warehouse trade desk and ask them to cut it as needed. The first two cuts per sheet are free – any extra cuts are $1 each.
TWO Wipe down the MDF with a dry cloth.
THREE Pour paint into roller tray and apply one coat to your board.
FOUR Allow to dry thoroughly and apply second coat.
FIVE Once the board is dry, fasten a piece of leather to the top as a handle with two nails either side and a hammer.