Have you seen the Chalkboard spray paint they have now? It looked so fun! We have a special event coming up and thought it would be fun to do some chalkboards to let guests know which way to the restrooms, or to encourage them to sign the guest book. Using the Chalkboard Paint was so easy! If you don’t add drying time in, it took me just minutes to paint, tape, spray and touch up my 6″ by 9″ frames. Here is what I did:
- Pressboard wood rectangles
- Acrylic paint & brush
- Painters tape
- Chalkboard paint
- Spray box
First, I painted the edges and about an inch and a half in on all sides of the rectangle with the acrylic paint.
Add a strip of painters tape around the perimeter of your rectangle, making sure to get the tape all the way to the edge.
In a well ventilated area, and with the protection of a box or a piece of plastic, coat the top of the rectangle. I passed over it about three times to make sure I got enough coverage. I also had a mark from where the price tag was to cover up.
After dried completely, carefully remove tape and touch up any black paint that had made it’s way under the painter’s tape.
I loved our little chalkboards! They are just like the regular thing! They wipe off easily and work with every kind of chalk that we tried! Next up… a large board for the playroom!
Have you tried the chalkboard paint yet? What did you make into a super cool chalkboard? A menu? Chore list?
Michelle F. says
love that idea! looks easy
I have never tried chalk board pain before simple because it worries me what my youngest will color on if I paint a wall with it! This might be a better place to start though.
Jessica @FoundtheMarbles says
This is one project that I have always wanted to do. We have just the right spot in our home for it too. Thanks for the inspiration!
Love this idea! I’ve been thinking of doing the top half of one of the walls in my new office.
Great step by step! I’ve been thinking about doing this and using it as a menu board in my kitchen.
Janet W. says
This doesn’t look too hard to do at all! Thanks for the idea! Looks great!
How cute! I have to try this!
Such a cute project! My MIL did something like this on the back of the door in the kitchen that leads to the garage.
great idea! thanks for sharing!
Lisa Collins says
What an awesome idea and affordable! I am going to have to start looking for things to spray paint while at garage sales….oh the possibilities!!
Haley Beardemphl says
Love this idea! Would make a fun teacher appreciation gift!
Lucy Lopez says
This is a great idea. My daughter can’t wait to try it.
what a great project idea, I will be trying this with the girls this summer:}
jenjen h says
I miss the old chalkboards in schools.
Rachel Ellis says
My fiance’ and I were just talking about chalkboard paint and wondering how difficult it might be. You make it look so much easier than I expected it to be! I think we might give it a try after all.
Cute idea, I did a large one in a decorative frame I bought at a garage sale. The only thing is I have to wet
it down to get the message totally off.
Tammy S says
What a fantastic idea! This would be great for when we have events at my daughters school. There never seems to be enough signs for things when we have the school carnival. Love this!!
I just bought some chalkboard spray paint but I have not tried it yet. Your project is cute and it looks pretty quick too.
Olivia Rubin says
Wow, I never would have thought to,apply chalkboard paint to something so small. I always see people spraying cabinets or painting a playroom wall. I love that you can make chalkboards out of smaller objects. Thinking you could take a piggy bank and spray that and write what you are saving up for.
amber whitehead says
I love chalkboard paint. These turned out cute. We made flowerpots the other day.
kymi a says
I love this idea would make great mini gifts and great for an awesome kids project the kids friends can take home and use it too. thank you for sharing.
laurie nykaza says
I love this idea! It is so fun to make with the kids then have them leave messages on it for me!
Piper Leigh says
Thanks for posting this! I have been wanting to do this for props for pictures!
Denise Taylor-Dennis says
What a cute idea, I didn’t even know they make paint like this. I could see using these at birthday parties.
I really like it when folks come together and share ideas.
Great site, keep it up!
Connie Gruning says
How perfect it that!! AND easy!! I’m doing this! Thank you for sharing.
Katrina A. says
I love the idea of using them for a party. Not tacky looking like a poster board or something. Also I never realized it was so easy and I thought they were hard to wipe off. Thanks to you I may just try this!
Oh my, my heart just skipped a beat – I had no idea you could get this chalk paint in a spray can! I’m so psyched! I want to do this – today! I have to think … I’d make labels for my jars, a menu for sure, I’m sure I’ll think of more – too cool and so easy!
I love it! Would like to try it for my kitchen
judy gardner says
what a cool idea! i would like to make one for the kitchen!
I can’t wait to give this a try! I have some wood that will be perfect for chalkboards.
laurie nykaza says
The kids love to chalk on the sidewalk but this would be great to make to take anywhere or keep in their rooms too.
It would be fun to make a bunch of these as gifts and personalize them, too! For anyone and everyone from aunties to teachers, to neighbors! If you’re making one, why not make a bunch!
Barbara Montag says
This would be a fun thing for me and the grand kids to do!
They’d both love it.