Nowadays most people track their schedules through digital calendars on mobile phones, laptops, tablets and other gadgets. Some like to still use planners, notebooks or calendars, which is why they are still sold in stores or given aways as corporate gifts.

It’s all a matter of taste really, much like the preference for an ebook versus a real book. When Kindle came out, there was a shift in the market that resulted in many bookstores closing down worldwide. But if the latest event The Big Bad Wolf held in Manila recently was an indication of how things would go for real books, I’d say the demise of the printed word is not imminent.

How to Make a Chalkboard Calendar

For Alex, buying a calendar is not enough. She wants to make her own chalkboard calendar, a really large one, on her wall. It doubles as decoration too.

For offices, this is a good way to revamp the usual huge board to track projects. For homes, this is a good way to track the schedule of family members. You’ve got a central calendar for everyone in the house to see and update. Tip: assign each family member a particular chalk color.

Alex used the Boysen Schoolboard Slating Paint. This product is only for wood or metal surfaces, and does not work for concrete or fiber cement walls. Click here for instructions on surface preparation.

Follow the journey of Alex –
Episode 1, The Joy of Self-Love
Episode 2, Make Your Own Photo String Board
Episode 3, Make Your Own Ticket Memory Box
Episode 4, Make Your Own Crate Shelf
Episode 5, Make Your Own Photo Breakfast Tray
Episode 6, Make Your Own Chalkboard Calendar
Episode 7, Enjoy Your Creative Fruits
Episode 8, Summary


Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions ( She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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