There has been an old easel in the basement collecting dust since I started at the library five years ago. One side was a dingy red flannel board, the other side was a dry erase board that was stained with permanent marker and razor blade scratches. I found Disney’s Great Slate Chalkboard paint at Wal-Mart. You can get a variety of colors to turn any surface into a blackboard! So I chose Nightvision to match my royal blue felt. The paint was easy: just two coats! (The only complaint I have is that you have to wait a week to use it before it cures.)
This is the new chalkboard side:
Does anyone have ideas to make it mobile? Casters won’t work because the legs are really thin, rectangular (rather than square), and angled. I’ll take other suggestions!