Chalkboard -DIY

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Blogging is really a lot of fun.  I have learned so much from others.  Like for instance how to make a chalkboard with only chalk paint and chalk.  I was reading a post from another blog – The Interior Frugalista, I had discovered that I could make a chalkboard without chalkboard paint.  Marie had made one from a picture frame and it looked great.  I was intrigued and decided to try it.

Well I didn’t have a picture frame that I liked so I came up with the brilliant idea of using an old cupboard door, which I didn’t have either but I knew where to get one.  So the Mayor and I jumped into the Mayormobile and headed down to Habitat for Humanity. A very worth while organization helping to build homes, low income housing.  They have all sorts of things there, mostly used but hey, recycling is the chic thing to do and besides why not?  Your helping someone at the same time and there’s no waste.  I did find a cupboard door and this is what I did.

First, I sanded the door, wiped it down, making sure there was no dust on it.  Next, I taped around the middle where the chalkboard would be, painted the boarder in ASCP Pure White let it dry and applied Graphite.  I did this because I changed my mind.  I always do that when painting.  Changing my mind seems to be a regular thing for me to do.  Next, I slightly distressed the board and I decided to use Miss Mustard Seed White Wax on top of the Graphite and then applying AS Black Wax into the grooves.  ASCP Graphite was also applied in the middle but when it dried, I covered it in chalk to season it, wiped it off.  That was it.

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6 Comments

  1. Diana says:

    Love how your chalkboard turned out! Was interested to read about your white/black wax combo–it really paid off 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Vintage Charm!

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    • Baba says:

      Thank you Diana, it was fun to make and I am in the process of putting together a couple more. It’s amazing how often these chalkboards are used when available.

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