DIY: Chalkboard Decor


Making your own chalkboard paint is surprisingly quick and easy, and it’s a lot of fun too. The best part is that transforming surfaces into a chalkboard creates so much potential. Think fresh homewares ideas, or even converting a plain wall into a fun canvas for the kids.

Here's how:

You will need…
½ cup of acrylic paint (you pick the colour)
1 tablespoon unsanded grout (from hardware stores)
A bowl, tin or bucket to make your mixture in
Paint stirrer
Paint brush
Something you want to turn into a chalkboard eg. a wooden board

What to do…
1. Stir grout and paint together until all the lumps have gone
2. Paint your surface with the chalkboard paint you’ve just mixed up

And ta-da! It is that simple. The paint will begin to harden once it’s been mixed so make sure you paint your surface as soon as you’ve mixed out all the lumps

*Recipe adapted from abeautifulmess.com

Chalkboard decorating ideas…
Here are some fab chalkboard paint ideas we love but there are so many more possibilities. Feel free to get creative!

Make your child’s bedroom wall a creative space…

Personalise a mug…

Design a menu on the kitchen door… 

Write your grocery shopping list on your fridge...

Make a family message board in a communal space…

Label your herb pots…

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