My Pinterest project for this month was inspired by the popular Custom Color Chalkboard Paint shared by Martha Stewart. I first saw it on Pinterest a few months ago and couldn’t wait to add a chalkboard wall to Connor’s playroom.
Of course I have to make things difficult for myself, so I painted the wall first with magnetic paint. When that was dry, I mixed up my chalkboard paint and painted two coats of chalkboard paint over the magnetic paint.
I’m not that impressed with the magnetic paint but I LOVE the chalkboard paint!!
Obviously the best part about making your own chalkboard paint is that it can be any color you want it to be. I had left over paint that I had already used in Connor’s playroom so all I had to do was buy the unsanded grout.
I do have one piece of advice for those of you who want to make your own chalkboard paint:
Pour 1 cup of water into your paint container. Then, draw a line at the top of the water. This way you know how much paint to pour. I did this so I didn’t have to ruin a measuring cup. I actually made 4 cups of paint at a time because I was painting a large part of the wall.
Who knew chalkboard paint could be so easy to make? Now I’m looking for more things I can paint with chalkboard paint since I have a whole box of unsanded grout left.
What have you painted with chalkboard paint lately?