So when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter, I did her room in butterflies and decided it was only appropriate to do some kind of butterfly art. I painted a canvas pink with Plaid craft paint and then layered it with different types of pink colored tissue paper. I then printed out a stencil and used white craft paint to do the flower/butterfly pattern. It looked so great in her room, but change is upon us….
So what did I do?
I started by painting the canvas with leftover Rustoleum chalkboard paint.
This is the canvas painted and drying!
I then printed out letters from our computer and cut them out to make a stencil…
Again, I took Plaid white acrylic craft paint and started to paint the stencils.
I gently peeled off the paper stencil…
and Viola…I am done!
I have yet to finish the room and hang it somewhere, but that is a work in progress!
A few months ago, my good friend Sara painted a chalkboard on her wall like the one in my house. Since painting the chalkboard, she has used it like crazy!
To make a long story short, she is moving…and I wanted to make her something fun to take on her new adventure!
I took a regular frame…spray painted the frame white, removed the glass and painted the frame backing with chalkboard paint. Then I put it together and there you have it!
Ok….you got me, we are not really going back to school, but we are going to a dining room nook. That’s were we find this chalkboard painted on the wall.
Blank walls make perfect spots for chalkboards, especially in certain types of work space like a kitchen/nook, playroom, office etc.
In this picture, I measured and taped off a large rectangular shape that was fitting to my space. I then painted it with Magnetic paint, which I do not recommend because it does not work that well. On top of the magnetic paint, I painted about 6 coats of chalkboard paint ( found at your local home improvement store ). I cut regular chair rail molding to go around the edges. Before putting up the molding, I painted it using white and brown paint to give it a distressed look! To attach the molding to the wall, I put a strip of wood glue on the back of the molding and then nailed it up using a nail gun!
If you decide to make your own chalkboard, let me know I would love to see it!