Fun Chalkboard Ideas

Kids room chalkboard

One thing parents freak out about is their kids writing on the walls. Now with the introduction of chalkboard paint, comes some fun ideas of where you can make a chalkboard anywhere you desire, so now the kids can write on the walls without you getting upset.

Brighten up a child’s room with their own chalkboard walls.

Kids room chalkboard

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You can put a strip around the room where you children will learn where and where not to color while making there own unique border.

Child's room

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Blackboard paint now comes in almost any color so dream away.

Bright-little-girl-bedroom

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You can paint your child’s dresser with chalkboard paint, so they learn while they play.

Dresser

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Turn an old coffee table or desk into a play station.

Play Table

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Want your kids outdoors more? Make them a giant weather proof chalkboard, that will keep them entertained for hours.

how-to-make-a-giant-outdoor-chalkboard

Find this great tutorial at heytherehome.com

 

Click the next page arrow to see other wonderful uses for a chalkboard too.

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DIY Chalkboard Paint

Paint Mixing

Chalkboard paint is an awesome product where you can turn just about anything into a chalkboard. But if you want to do a great job you will usually need 2 coat,  if you have a large area you want to do, such as a whole wall it can get expensive.

If you are a DIYer you can make your own chalkboard paint and save a few dollars.

Here are the materials you will need:

Latex paint – In what ever color you desire.

Dry Non-sanded tile grout – use a neutral color especially with light color paint,  any brand will do! Unsanded-Grout

Mixing bucket – 2x bigger than the amount of paint you need to mix.

Mixing device – If you are mixing a small amount a paint stick will do, if you need a large amount I recommend a mixing paddle attached to a drill.

Brush or Roller – A low nap roller – 1/4″, and a good brush, foam brushes work well.

Sand paper –  150 – 220 grit. You may need to lightly sand board if it is rough when finished

 

 

1. Mix the latex paint with the non-sanded grout in a cup or bucket. A good ratio to use is 1 part grout to 8 parts paint. So, if you’re mixing a small amount, mix 1 tablespoon grout with a ½-cup paint. For a larger amount — like I used — mix 1 cup of grout with a ½ gallon of paint.

3. Condition the chalkboard. Get your chalkboard ready for drawing by rubbing the board with chalk, then wiping it off with a dry towel in circular strokes. With that final step, it’s ready to be put to good use.
Directions thanks to Houzz.com