So I have to admit this is my first chalk board project ever! wahoo! I know there is a million chalk board makeovers out there, so obviously this is not a new technique, but I have to say I’m really loving it! I think I took a fun twist on the trend. Take a look…
Bright colors make me happy! :)
Here’s the before. Remember when I re-did this bulletin board the first time around?
If you know me I love black and white. It’s just so classy! I don’t own a piece of brown furniture and don’t know if I ever will. It looks beautiful, I just love black and white. The first year I was married my entire house consisted of black, white and red. It was a little much. But during that year I loved it. haha. Now my style has evolved and I STILL love black and white, but I have been trying to throw in a little more color over the last 2 years. My accent colors have been the robin eggs blue and lime green. It compliments the red quite nicely. And you know what.. I really haven’t bought much besides SPRAY PAINT. Spray paint is such a quick, easy and CHEAP fix!
So the first thing I did was spray paint it blue! Then I decided it would be fun to make it a chalkboard AND magnet board. I still wanted it to be my bulletin board after all.
Then I painted 3 coats with a roller brush. Honestly I probably should of done 4 coats. It’s still not as strong as I’d like it to be. Maybe it’s just not the best paint. If I were to re-do this project I would have used galvanized metal instead of wood… but it’s not super cheap! Maybe I’ll just buy some “extra-strength” magnets.
Okay back to the tutorial, haha. After the magnet paint is on you’ll want to lightly sand the board so it’s not coarse. Then give it 3 coats of chalkboard paint. I used the spray paint for this and it worked great!
Then for the magnets I used these cute buttons found at Jo-Ann’s. I used my button shank to remove the shank and glued it to a small magnet.
How cute is that?
I also added this create sign I painted white as well. I think it adds the perfect touch.
Don’t worry the banner tutorial is coming next week! :)
Okay so I’m REALLY loving the change. LOVE LOVE LOVE. It just makes me happy looking at it.
So do you like it?! I’d love for you to share it if you do.
Happy *almost* Friday!