08/06/14, by Megan Steenson
Your guests won’t have to wonder what’s on the menu or when they’re supposed to eat thanks to these eye-catching announcement boards. They’re made from a pair of bifold doors, so when the party’s over you can stow them away until next time, or leave them up to use for everyday communication. Hang a small bucket of chalk on one side, and you can bet that visitors and family members will soon get in on the act.
Creating this focal point is as easy as rolling paint on a wall. Start by painting the doors, and then apply wide strips of painter’s tape around the outer edges to create a white border (photo 1). Then, roll chalkboard paint over the center section of the door (photo 2). For best results, roll on two coats using a foam roller to achieve a smooth surface without ridges. While the paint is still wet, remove the tape and let your doors dry completely before use.