This is a real slate chalkboard--it weighs a ton (ok, maybe not THAT much). It's in great shape (it's sturdy--great for little ones!) and even has the little chalk tray--so cute! Wish I knew how old it is.... He has a big brother coming--it's a gem (can't wait to post)!
(this color is almost gone, so I don't think there will be too many more redo's with it--I still love it though!)