10 Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint
Chalkboard paint can refresh an old dining table or add an exciting element to a bedroom. And, BONUS, it is easy to use. Have you ever used it?
Once upon a time, I had a fancy “piece.” Back in the day THIS-WAS-IT in home decor. (wink!)
So, as you can see I had good reason to try my hand at chalkboard paint. I purchased a container of the paint and a few foam brushes at a neighborhood home improvement store. I applied a couple coats over a few days and THAT-WAS-IT.
It now “lives” above my coffee bar.
In other chalkboard paint news
Pinterest is filled with ideas for using the special paint. I wanted to use my pins to inspire you.
Here are my top ten choices for how to use chalkboard paint:
BONUS: DIY Recipe (from MarthaStewart.com):
Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. For small areas, such as a door panel, mix 1 cup at a time.
1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.
2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.
3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.
4. To condition: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface. Wipe away residue with a barely damp sponge.