I have been dying for my very own chalkboard for ages. I recently made this little guy out of an old $5 frame from a second hand shop.
This was my first try at it. Next time I will go for a larger, more ornate rectangle or oval frame. I didn't have the space in my condo for one that size... Dare to dream :)
Krylon sells chalkboard spray paint which is really easy to use. I have also seen some pre-made chalkboard paper in all different shapes and sizes at Home Outfitters and Chapters Books but they can be a bit pricey.
The oval stenciled frame is cute but you can do any design you want! I think a calender or a lined notepad would be cute.