Craft Meet-Up: Homemade Chalkboards

The ladies of the craft club met up recently to get our craft on and make homemade chalkboards. Here are the basic steps to accomplishing this fairly easy project.

Step 1- Hunt & Gather
Rummage through a thrift store, garage sale or even your own garage and you are bound to find something to transform into a chalkboard. For example: Picture frames, serving trays, tacky wall decor, tired and unwanted paintings, all make excellent chalkboards. It is very satisfying to see gaudy decor that was collecting dust, repurposed into something useful.

Step 2- Tape and Paint x 2:
Like with any paint project the first thing you need to do is tape off the edges of the area framing the chalkboard to be. Then apply a coat of the Chalkboard paint to the surface. Let it dry for about 15 minutes and apply a second coat. After about 30 minutes the chalkboard paint should be dry. Then if you want to add a pop of color you can tape off the chalkboard area and paint the frame surrounding it as well.  Let it dry, and congrats you have your very own chalkboard.
Here are the results of our chalk boarding adventure, didn’t they come out great?  For more stories and pics about our chalkboard craftivity check out Kelsey’s post at Minted Life and Monica’s at Nona’s Market.

Special thanks goes to baby JoJo who came along to help us with our chalkboards. He is quite photogenic, here he is again modeling adorable onesies from Nona’s Market !

4 Comments on Craft Meet-Up: Homemade Chalkboards

  1. kelsey
    May 31, 2011 at 7:54 am (9 years ago)

    I had so much fun! Thanks for hosting another great craft club. :)

  2. Carolyn
    June 4, 2011 at 7:07 am (9 years ago)

    Does the chalkboard paint adhere well to mirrors and the paintings, or do you have to do something (other than sanding) to prep it! Great post, thanks!!

    • Morgana
      June 4, 2011 at 9:22 am (9 years ago)

      It adheres well, no prep needed

  3. Colleen Green
    March 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m ready to paint and you answered my question. Wondered about the prep involved.
    Thanks for the post.


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