April 19, 2012
Have you crafted with chalkboard paint before? If you haven’t it’s something you should consider. Chalkboard paint allows you to create a chalkboard writing surface on wood, terra cotta or other materials. FolkArt Chalkboard Paint is great for decorating furniture, party favors or gifts. Below we are going to show you how to create a chalkboard surface.
Lightly sand project surface (if needed).
Base-coat with a FolkArt Acrylic Color. Let Dry. Mask off area where you will apply Chalkboard Paint with tape.
Apply 2-3 coats of FolkArt Chalkboard Paint. Let dry between coats. Peel away tape while paint is wet.
Condition by rubbing entire surface with chalk and erase.
Your surface is now ready to be used. Enjoy!
July 25, 2011
It’s that time of year when parents start their end-of-summer countdown. How many days until the kids are back in school and the house is quiet for a few hours during the day? The kids will never tell, but I bet any parent could tell you down to the minute.
If you’re excited about the kids going back to school, or you’re looking forward to going back yourself, why not get everyone back into the swing of things with this cute Chalkboard Medicine Cabinet? Infarrantly Creative gives you the step by step on how to give a standard medicine cabinet and cute, and budget-friendly make-over.
Once you’ve got this project complete, you now have the perfect place to leave yourself, or the kids, reminders so that you see them first thing in the morning. Perfect!
July 7, 2011
We leave no stone unturned when we’re looking for inspiration. Or in this case, we leave no refrigerator closed. We love turning unexpected things into chalkboards, and the color options available in FolkArt Chalkboard paints gives us tons of possibilities and itchy painting fingers. Imagine how excited we got when we stumbled across TheKitchn.com and got an eye full of this awesome chalkboard refrigerator. Chichi painted her fridge the standard chalkboard green, but imagine how you could get creative with multiple chalkboard colors. You could paint blocks in different colors to signify menus, shopping lists, family notes, or whatever else you think of. Or, if you’re feeling really creative, and have some time, paint an entire scene on your fridge. No matter what, turning your refrigerator into a chalkboard will make it that much more useful and and some interest to your kitchen.
April 1, 2011
Of course there are the standard issue plastic woven Easter baskets, but this year I’m looking for something just a little more original! I happened upon Kelly’s chalkboard Easter baskets at Running With Glitter, and I was impressed. As Kelly says, “these can be used long after Easter!” You see, one side is decoupaged (with our favorite decoupage medium Mod Podge!) and the side you see above uses FolkArt Chalkboard paint. See Kelly’s tutorial and how she plans to use them all year right here.
January 7, 2011
Did you know that January is National Organization Month? It’s funny that many of us crafters have “issues” in this arena . . . but I find it’s hard to manage such a large stash! I thought this idea from Cathie and Steve was cute, and I can use it to organize my inspiration on the wall. I can also write myself notes about organizer better. You should know that you can write on that pink surface, because it’s FolkArt Chalkboard Paint. Fun, huh? See the entire project here.
November 26, 2010
One of the hardest things about Christmas for me every year is realizing that it’s so close to Thanksgiving. I know that sounds funny, but every year, on the day after Thanksgiving, I can’t believe there’s only about a month til the big day! I’m sure many of you are shopping this weekend and/or putting trees up. You may also have time for a craft or two, so I’ve got a good one for you. Check out this countdown to Christmas chalkboard by Cathie and Steve – the kids can help you with this one! It uses FolkArt Chalkboard paint, which is so fun in the different colors like red and green. View the full project instructions here. Enjoy your long holiday weekend!
October 2, 2010
Chalkboard paint used as home decor doesn’t seem to be going away, and I have no problem with that. I like the idea of being able to write all over everything! It makes me smile that Justine painted her backsplash with chalkboard and then drew a pattern on it. The great thing is that she can change it based on her mood – she can even use colored chalk if she’s feeling cheeky. Check out the before and after on Design*Sponge right here.
August 9, 2010
Down here in the South we seem to be starting school before anyone else – it still feels very much like summer here! Unfortunately we can’t ignore that it’s time for traffic, organized sports, school supplies and packed lunches. . . it’s back to school! I thought this project was appropriate for those of you who are parents AND for teacher gifts. It’s a phone message board with FolkArt Chalkboard paint and cork. You can write your messages or you can pin them. Make one for yourself or make one for your child’s new teacher – either way, you keep yourself organized for the busy school year ahead! Visit the full project instructions here.
June 12, 2010
I just found this brooch at Oye Modern, and let me tell you, I’m loving it. I love everything about it except for one thing: the price. I just find it to be so cute, that I wanted to suggest a weekend project – re-create this bad boy with FolkArt Chalkboard Paint! There are many colors to choose from, and I’m picturing putting some wood pieces together in a flower shape with the Pink for a very cute flower pin. You can do these for any kind of parties really, but wouldn’t they be darling for crafty gatherings?
June 2, 2010
You didn’t think about combining Chalkboard Paint and glass, did you? KJ from Let’s Go Fly a Kite shows you how well it works! Her jars are recycled, and you won’t believe how easy this project is. What is also fabulous is her handwriting, which is so cute it should be made into a font. Get the skinny on how she revamped her jars right here.