Sunday, May 5, 2013
Fun New Projects with Chalk Paint and Chalkboard Paint
This is a cute little silverware project! I've been making homemade chalk paint (and chalkboard paint) and having lots of fun with it! These little cutting boards turned out adorable! They're cuter in real life too! Cutting boards and silverware can be found for super cheap at yard sales this time of year, so this is an inexpensive but really fun project! I simply painted the cutting boards, spray painted cheap silverware and glued the two together!
If you can't tell, I'm really into the vintage light blues/teals at the moment... Of course those colors don't really match my house, but that's the beauty of selling the things I make! I get to paint the pretty colors and don't have to find a place for the items.
For chalk BOARD paint, as in, you can write on the project with chalk, you stir about 2TBSP unsanded grout powder into like a half cup of whatever paint your heart so desires. I bought my grout at Home Depot for about $5 for a small tub. It totally works! I like to do several coats to make sure it really sticks. I even painted an old metal pizza pan with chalkboard paint for Alyssa's room and it turned out fabulously!