A few months ago, when designing the entryway in my loft, I decided to include a message board to introduce guests to my shoe-free home. I had picked up an overly ornate gold and linen frame at a second hand store for next to nothing and found a piece of foam board that could easily fit without needing power tools. I knew I wanted to paint the foam board with the chalkboard paint, and without much thought, ended up painting the entire frame. I loved it! It had a stylish coffee shop look, understated yet interesting. You can see the finished message board in the photo below. Today I am sharing a tutorial on how to make a DIY chalkboard that can hang over a door nob, on a wall or in a bookshelf. Initially I was imagining it being placed over a door nob with the words “baby sleeping”, but since my loft has sliding doors, I used mine to decorate a bookshelf. In any case, this mini message board can be a sweet little chalkboard sign that is great for many uses.