I found this 70's (ish) chalkboard at a yardsale for $2. It was an orangy wood color and it was missing the actual chalkboard insert. I spraypainted it black.
I picked up some black chalkboard paint
And painted a thin MDF board that I cut to the dimensions of the frame
After 3 coats and 24 hour drying time, I rubbed chalk over the entire board.
Here it is in it's final resting place.
Notice the stool? Well that was actually a $4 Goodwill find and it was originally a pretty beat up barstool that I cut the legs to the height that I wanted, sanded the heck out of it and painted it this pretty blue color.
It had loads of black and white paint all over it that I sanded down.
I made sure not to totally take it off so that when I did my distressing, the black would show through.
Here is my entryway now. It still has a long way to go, but I'm getting there.