Sorry about my absenteeism recently, it’s the approach to my final exam so unfortunately my blog has taken a bit of a back seat. Once it’s finished in a few weeks I will be up and posting again on my regular schedule.
If you are pinterest fans I’m sure you’ve come across DIY chalkboard anything from labels to frames to huge feature walls. I love the ideas and decided I wanted to do it for myself and so I found myself on Amazon ordering myself some chalkboard spray paint and chalk markers.
What you will need…
- an item you want to turn into a chalkboard. I used an old mirror.
- some gloves to protect your hands whilst you use the spray paint.
- Chalkboard spray paint click here if you want to see the same one I purchased.
- Regular chalk
- some cardboard or newspaper to protect the surface underneath.
- Chalkboard markers if you prefer not to get your hands dirty, it is also a lot bolder than regular chalk. Click here for the markers I bought.
- Take the item outside or to a well ventilated area and place some newspaper or cardboard to protect the surface underneath.
- After putting on your gloves give the spray can a good shake.
- Spray directly onto the item but not too close. Spray evenly and keep moving around. You will see from my pictures the middle is very thick compared to the rest because I was trying to take photos whilst spraying and forgot to move.
- Leave for an hour or so to dry off and check on it. If it needs another coat you can do this now.
- After you finish the final coat, leave for a day just to make sure everything is dry and ready to be chalked.
- Using the regular chalk, flip the chalk on its side and colour in the whole board. Apparently doing this will help you in future when using chalk to stop it from printing permanently onto the board.
- Wipe off with a damp cloth and then do what you will with the board!
I love the way this turned out and I also turned a few other items into a chalkboard like this ikea organiser which I never painted so I used the chalkboard paint and sprayed the drawers to label what goes where. I also used it on my cotton pad container as it was a bit plain.
I hope this DIY helps you if you decide to try this out! I don’t really do a lot of DIYs but if I do in future I will be sure to document it!
Until next time..
Beauty & the Payroller