Do you ever find yourself hoarding items that you think you will be able use again, but they just end up gathering dust? No? Me neither.
Just kidding. Check out this cool chalkboard…
It used to be a dry erase board that I used a lot back in my real estate agent days, but that was a long time ago. Recently, it has been hanging out in our daughter’s room with this hand drawn octopus on it, just taking up space.
However, I have been really wanting a large chalkboard and it just seemed right to try and get a little more use out of the dry erase board. For my supplies, I used some blue painter’s tape, a foam paint roller, chalkboard paint and some chalk.
To start, I taped off the edge to make sure my sloppy painting didn’t get everywhere.
Next, using the paint roller, I applied several coats of paint, letting them dry in between.
Finally, I primed the chalkboard with the side of a piece of chalk, which kind of seals all of the nooks and crannies. This keeps the chalk from leaving a permanent mark when you first write on the chalkboard.
Didn’t it turn out nice? I haven’t had any problems with the paint peeling or coming off of the slippery surface of the dry erase board.
So, tell me, have you ever used chalkboard paint? If so, what did you paint with it?
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