And also, John is now reading the books! :)
Anyway, a few weeks ago I made an ornate framed chalkboard for my photoshoot - and I'm really happy the way it turned out! It was sooo easy too; as in, white paint and chalkboard paint.
I bought the chipboard at Spotlight, but they should have something similar at any craft store. I'm thinking of buying another for another DIY - so I'll post it when I do! :)