While the wood putty is drying you can go ahead and paint the trim pieces. We used the leftover trim paint from the kitchen.
Once the wood putty is dry then you can sand it smooth.
Once the chalkboard paint and the trim pieces are dry its time to put everything together.
To avoid nail holes use caulk to attach the trim pieces. Also, caulk the corners where the trim meets.
Drill holes on the back and screw short screws through the plywood and trim to ensure extra durability.
Add a screw to the corners…
Then, put lattice board around the edges to frame the trim and plywood. Once everything is attached securely touch up the paint on the trim. We gave it a second coat for good measure.
Note: Allen loves a good project and has tons of extra wood in his shop. The only things we had to purchase for this project was the chalkboard paint and the lattice board.
You could also purchase a picture frame and paint the edges the color of you choice and turn the center into a chalkboard using chalkboard paint.