Chalk Board for the Family Room

I bought new chalk board paint for my Bill Pay Board.
So I painted this shipping crate lid with it.

We have several of these from my hubby – he’s a science guy. He gets these from the instruments he sells.
I have been wanting a chalk board here in the family room. 
I just painted the center and left the frame all rough.
I like it next to my big window. Luke is watching Spongebob for the thirteenth time today.
We are home bodies.
The remotes are in a wire basket on the distressed dresser.
I should write “No More Spongebob” on the board but nobody would even notice.
I wrote “HOME a great place to be…” instead. Nobody will notice that either, but I am glad that my family likes to be here at home. That makes me very happy….even if they watch too much Spongebob.
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I love leaving little notes to my family also, and I didn't think they were reading them either until, my 16 year old son erased the sweet note I left for him and replaced it with some smarty pants remark. At least I know he's reading them. :)I enjoy your blog.


Its simply perfect. Love the idea and you have it in the perfect spot.Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)


Cool, cool, cool…I LOVE it 🙂


The chalkboard looks great, and I'm sure your family does notice what you write.

Amy Kinser

Love the crate lid!! What a great and interesting thing to use for a chalkboard. Always with the good ideas…

Corn in my Coffee-Pot

He he he ! my 2 year old grandson likes 'dumb-bob'!! (he can't say sponge!) that chalk board is super cool! Love it. Pat

Christine Vandormolen

as always, Awesome!!!

Barbara Jean

LOVE that chalkboard…the framer, perfectly rustic…=)blessingsbarb


Love it! What a neat piece to make a chalkboard! It looks great on that dresser and next that very neat window!


Love the chalkboard and that little topiary.Cynthia

Linda@Coastal Charm

Holly, Like the re-do on this box lid…very charming! Like the saying too:)Blessings,Linda


Love your crate and your whole room!


Love the chalkboard! Just found your blog, had fun snooping around, love all your wreaths, definitely inspired me. Look forward to following along 🙂

reFresh reStyle

You can never have enough chalkboards or Sponge Bob! Love it!Debbie

Heather Carson

love it!haha, you're so funny…'no one will notice'we did! and we love it :)xo – heatherThis Life Is Yours Blog

Home Frosting

Love it! It looks great in your beautifully decorated family room! Lesa

chateau chic

Love the rustic frame around the chalkboard. The fact that your family likes home is a wonderful credit to you Holly!Mary Alice

Jennifer Leible

LOVE it! I want to make one for our home too. Any good tips on where to get old wood, crate lids, etc?


I love how it says \”use other side\” ha! perfect. I remember the Sponge Bob days. Some form of Disney channel or something was on all the time. Then after the cartoons it was all of those \”tween\” shows. EEkkk!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting

I love it Holly! Love that pretty painted chest too!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic

We all notice! I love the chalkboard, it looks perfect right there. I'm guessing you always have to say, \”turn it down!!\”, too? 😉 I would really be quite happy if we didn't have a tv at all. Always love your style, I'm behind a bit so off to check on your older posts.~Shanon

Shabby chic Sandy

We are home bodies too–and why not be when your home is nicely decorated. I love the saying on your chalkboard!

Gee Singh Newbanks

The fact that you left the 'frame' rustic is great. Luv it!Hahahahaaa.. we are home bodies as well. I luv it that even now the lads are grown, we still get in a good amount of family time. Hugs, Gee


Cool, cool, cool! Is it hip to say cool anymore? Is it cool to say Hip? Well, whatever- I really love it- xo Diana

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky)

The crate chalkboard is a great rustic piece. I really like your family room. It looks so comfy and a great space for a family to hang out.

Susan @

Holly I love this! I would love to find a crate like that! Great job, it came out great!Susan

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

LOVE this! so cool holly!!