Chalkboard paint has begun to be a household “thing”. I even have it in my own home as a memo board. It’s easy to get and easy to use. All you really need is motivation, the chalkboard paint, a brush and maybe even a picture frame in your favorite color to place around it. But don’t worry about going anywhere else to learn about any of this because I have everything you need to know about chalkboard paint along with some ideas of how to use it!
What can I do with chalkboard paint?
Let’s start off with what you can do with this fun stuff! You can do a million things with chalkboard paint. Here’s a list of things you can do with it to improve the look of your home or make your life easier:
- Paint the entire wall and draw “picture frames”, “headboards” and other furniture on it.
- Paint labels on jars.
- Paint a cabinet with it and then draw the labels on the outside of the drawers.
- Bulletin board. Draw all your memos on it, dates, times etc.
- Add a touch of elegance to shelves by adding a border.
- Paint a single wall in the bathroom with the chalkboard paint and draw things to cheer you up in the mornings.
- Use it to label open shelving.
- Use it as wallpaper, use the chalk to draw your wallpaper designs.
How can I make it?
Yep, you can make this from your own home on your own time! It’s super simple, only four steps and will be fun too!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Flat- finish latex paint
- Mixing container
- Unsanded tile grout
- Paint stirrer
- Roller or sponge paintbrush
- 150-grit sandpaper
- Start with the latex paint in any shade. For small spots, mix 1 cup at a time. Pour one cup of paint into a container. Add in 2 Tablespoons of the grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up the clumps.
- Apply the paint to a primed or painted surface with the roller or sponge paintbrush. Work in small sections and do a few coats of the paint to be sure you get full coverage. Let it dry.
- Smooth with the 150-grit sandpaper and wipe off dust.
- Rub the side of a piece of chalk over the entire area then wipe with a damp sponge. This will condition it and have it ready for you to start your chalkboard adventures!
Where can I buy it?
I know some of you may not want to spend the time to make it yourself so here are a few links to some of our favorite “ingredients” needed to create your own chalkboard:
Want more? Here’s some videos:
Want more than just a regular chalkboard? Here’s a tutorial for a magnetic chalkboard!
Here’s a video tutorial for how to draw and write beautifully on a chalkboard.
Do you have some chalkboard surfaces in your home? How do you use them? Did you make it yourself or buy it? Tell me in the comments below!