I have obsessions with a few things: mason jars, the color pink and chalkboards. After realizing that I can easily make my own chalkboard paint (read how here) I knew that I was in for a lot of trouble. I was so close to painting an entire wall with my custom chalkboard paint, and then I remembered that I am just renting, so that would have been a very bad idea. Instead, I decided to make this chalkboard instead.
You will need:
wall art or plywood
washi tape (optional for borders)
I picked up this lovely wall art from Target at the clearance rack one day. I bought it with the intent to paint over it to create my custom chalkboard.
You want to do 2-3 coats evenly with your custom chalkboard paint, allowing the paint to dry between coats. I did 3 coats to cover the drawing on the wall art.
Once the paint was dry, I added this pretty washi tape along the borders to create a frame. You then want to use the side of your chalk to ‘condition’ your brand new chalkboard.
Conditioning your chalkboard will keep any writing from burning onto your new canvas. I also like that it gives the chalkboard a vintage look.
Now, what to write?