Simply Crafty: DIY Chalkboard Paint

Happy Monday readers!

I got the crafting itch this weekend and luckily I got around to it! Finding this blog post on Pinterest from one of my favorite blogs A Beautiful Mess, I just knew this had to be it. I'm sorry nearly everything I do is teal but I can't help it, I just gravitate towards that color!

I had 2 options of things to chalkboard. 1 was an IKEA frame (NYTTJA) but with a plastic face, I was unsure it would work. 2 was a Michaels frame that cost $1. I can't get enough of those things, I hoard them in DROVES.

The steps are listed on the above image but basically all you do is mix 1 tbsp unsanded grout with 4 fl oz of acrylic paint (you can mix colors to your liking!). Paint it onto your surface and let it dry. Once fully dry, you condition the paint by rubbing chalk lightly all over and gently wiping off with a paper towel. Then it's ready for you to play with!

I figured since it was Mother's Day, I could make it Mother's Day themed. (Don't worry, I got my Mom an actual present too) That's a picture of me and my siblings, aren't they cute?!
(We're working on my brother's smile haha love you bud)

I know this seems out of order but I do most of my blogging right before bed so it makes more sense for me. Oh and there's a 9-5 job in there somewhere πŸ˜‰ This is the NYTTJA frame from IKEA and although the plastic took in some of the chalkboard paint, I don't recommend it for repeated use.

I love the idea of being able to change the color to whatever you want. It's as easy as it sounds so if you give it a try, let me know how it goes!

My weekend was a mix of stress and relaxation, mainly because I let things sit in my mind too long even when I can't do anything about it (Can I get an amen ladies?!). Β Saturday night was date night with Rob, where we had sangria and tapas before we met up with friends for beers at DeVeres. Sunday was church and relaxation with the family to celebrate Mother's Day. Overall, a great weekend celebrating the wonderful women in my life!

Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful Mommy! Thank you for being my biggest fan and loving us unconditionally! I wouldn't be who I am today without you.

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8 thoughts on “Simply Crafty: DIY Chalkboard Paint

    1. Post author

      Me too!!! Teal, black and white were our high school colors and since then, I just can't get enough of the color! I find ways to turn anything teal... I'm glad you love it too Rima! BTW, where did your site go?!?!

      Love,
      Evani

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    1. Post author

      Haha Thanks Sandy! I know what you mean, there's only so many tasks I could fit so those 3 seemed to fit best! If only life were that simple... Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

      Love,
      Evani

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  1. I've always wondered how to create this! Now I know what my first DIY project will be when I'm finished with all the exams. πŸ™‚

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    1. Post author

      Let me know how it goes when you give it a try!!! And Good luck with your exams! I bet it's hard to study with dreams of your Abu Dhabi still in your mind. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

      Love,
      Evani

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