I have wanted to use chalkboard paint on something for a LONG time. If I had time to re-paint my room I would want a chalkboard accent wall. I decided a cheaper Valentine’s Day craft would add a little chalkboard to my room but be much easier and a lot less work then re-painting a whole room.
The real reason I even want a chalkboard is because I see these super cute, cool font chalkboard quotes all over pinterest, like this or this. I cannot wait to get a little creative and make some of my own.
I have two different chalkboard crafts here… the first is to display on my photo shelves in my room.
I bought a wooden heart at Michaels.
Spray painted it with magnetic primer, 2-3 coats. I let each coat dry in between. Honestly, even with three coats, there is no way I would be able to hold anything up with a magnet. So, if desired, try more than 3 coats or maybe another brand.
Then used the chalkboard paint, one heavy coat.
The spray can recommends at least 24 hours before you prep your surfact for chalk. So I waited a little over a day, and then followed the directions on the can.
Then using a paper towel, I wiped it off.
To add a little interest, I put burlap on the sides using Mod Podge (the pictures above already have it on). I cut the burlap into strips, painted on the mod podge, placed the strips, let it dry, and then cut off the extra that hung over.
And here it is all done. I found the quote on Pinterest, click the link to see the original picture.
This is perfect for Valentine’s Day presents for friends, family, or yourself! I love how it turned out.
Now for the larger one… I had a REALLY old cork board. It was in rough shape, so I thought I could give it a face lift. I had painted it numerous times when I was younger, and haven’t used it in years. To my surprise, it turned out well.
I am thinking about painting the frame part. What do you guys think? Or maybe just the sides of it… Do you have any chalkboards in your home? or are you over the trend?