Chalkboard Paint Decor Ideas!

Chalkboard Paint
Photo Credit: Brit.co

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:


 


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
  • chalk
  • sponge
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Smooth with the 150-grit sandpaper and wipe off dust.
  4. 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!

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