DIY: Chalk Board Paint

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A little experiment I’ve always wanted to try – using chalk board paint to turn any surface into a usable piece of playful art.

I’ve seen a lot of ideas on Pinterest of how to make your actual own chalk board paint, (which I’ll have to try at some point) but for now, going with a pint from my local hardware store will do. I’ve also seen numerous uses of this creative medium on very large surfaces such as refridgerator doors, walls, etc. However, I much prefer it in small doses.

Here are a few oh-so-simple, do it in an afternoon crafts that can turn your items into a fun and creative outlet that let’s you customize with a little stick of chalk.

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Paint the interior of a picture frame and you have an instant canvas for dinner menus, to-do lists or honey-do chores.

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Cover the top of a simple Lack side table (IKEA for $7.99) and give your child the creative freedom to draw to their hearts content!

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This fantastic idea for using the interior of your kitchen cabinets comes from the very cute and clever Rusted Treasure.

I can’t wait to try out some of these projects in this new year. All are simple and fairly easy to accomplish in one afternoon (while the baby takes a nap). I know my four-year-old would love to help paint that darling side table. The best part is these projects are not just pretty, but you turn ordinary space into something functional and fun!