This was my first experience using chalkboard paint and I have to tell you… I completely understand why other DIYers have started painting everything with chalkboard paint. It covers so easily and is such an inspiring finish. I thought it would be fun to have a few chalkboards in our kitchen, but I didn’t want to spend a fortune. So, I looked around our house to see what I could find to paint. I came up with this ceramic metal-looking candle tray
one lone shabby chic plate charger
and this ugly decoration that my mom found at a yard sale (She knew it was ugly when she bought it. She recognized it had pretty lines and knew that we could make something with it).
I lightly sanded them with a fine grit sanding paper and then just brushed on the chalkboard paint. Once it dried, I hung them on our kitchen wall… and presto… a message center!
And now, of course, I’m looking around the house with new eyes… What else could I paint with this stuff???
*Edited on March 20, 2012*
Right now we’re using the chalkboards for scripture memory. Here’s what we’re currently working on: