I got ambitious today. I had put away the chalk board to create some "blank" space to help sell our house, but we have taken our house off the market for the winter and thus brought back the chalk board. It now has a new location above our fireplace...barely.
I had measured it before I began, but after I had finished and went to put it up there I noticed the heavy, big, awkward chalkboard wouldn't fit like I had first thought. However, it will tilted at a somewhat forced angle. Ahhhh... but, it still looks nice.
Happy, happy, happy Christmas!