Monday, September 21, 2009

Chalkboards!!

Well, I have been busy using up all of my chalkboard paint and everywhere I look there is an item that would be MUCH better used as a chalkboard!!! i thought I'd share with you some inspiration pics and Martha's recipe for making your own chalkboard paint in ANY color!! I'd print off this recipe if I were you!!


Thrifty Decor Chick loves Chalkboards, too!!




The Shabby Chic Cottage painted on a window!!
And the classic Chalkboard wall!!


I have used the spray paint type of Chalkboard paint and I have to admit that I enjoy the type you brush on is my favorite. The brand I use is FolkArt.. I have a link on my sidebar where you can get some through Amazon!!
Here is Martha's recipe for custom color Chalkboard paint from her website!!


Custom Colors Chalkboard paint How-To
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.

5 comments:

MaryRC said...

i ove the look of chalkboard paint. thanks for the recipe

Katherine Aucoin said...

I've been wanting to try chalkboard paint and you've given me several good ideas.

Kathie @ my net finds said...

wow....my husband would kill me for painting a window! haha

Katie Did Scrapbooking said...

Please tell me that you actually made some, that would be awesome!!! I Heart chalk boards!!! I have one in my kitchen and people write on it so much that I go through chalk like it is going out of style!!!

Michelle said...

Hi there! Came over from Cynthia's Cottage and can't believe I haven't discovered you earlier! LOVE your blog. I have added you to my blogroll..hope you don't mind. :)