Friday, January 20, 2012

How would you use Chalkboard Paint...

I have had several ideas for using Chalkboard Paint, but due to the cost I have not tried any of them.  So, if it were affordable, how would you use Chalkboard Paint?
Here are a few ideas:
Pantry doors
Old tray into Menu board / Plant pots
Place mats
Chalkboard Scented Candlepot
Candle holders

chalkboard tees 4 wm
So, I found online that you can make your own Chalkboard Paint!!
 I haven’t tried it yet... but I want to try it soon!
Homemade Chalkboard Paint
1 Cup of latex house paint or acrylic craft paint
1 Tbsp. of non-sanded tile grout
Mix paint and grout together making sure all lumps are out. Use a roller (a roller will give you a smoother finish) or brush paint on wall or object where you want a chalkboard.  Paint 2 coats for best coverage. After it’s dry use a fine sandpaper and lightly sand to make smooth.
Please note that you may need to do other prep work, like priming, depending on the object you are painting.
By the way, look in the marked down section at your local hardware store for broken open non-sanded tile grout packages. If will be cheaper than buying a new package. 
Don’t forget, those acrylic craft paints come in thousands of colors so you could make some really cool and colorful chalkboards!!


  1. Waaay cool, Deni! I have been a from-afar-fan of Chalk Paint, always intrigued by it, wanting to try it on "Something"!!!! Plant pots - now, that's a good thing! An even better thing, is the recipe you have given for making your own! Definitely trying this!

    Grandmother Carolyn

  2. Carolyn, Wonderful, please let me know how it turns out... I need a week-end without so much going on to try this!

  3. yes, I love the plant pots idea too! I have some really ugly pots....that would be fun. and cool there is a recipe too!
    thank you for sharing.

  4. Wow, that's new to me! My kids love sidewalk chalk but never considered this. Clever!

  5. Raige, I hope you try it on your pots - if you do you must let me know!

  6. Sandra,
    I think it would be fun to paint some things for the kids to draw on... it could be a wall, their clothes, or just about anything... how about an old table?? There ya go!
    Have fun!

  7. Judy, I know! I really love the idea of doing pantry doors...