Chalkboard. The must have for all crafters and for the little child inside of you that has always wanted your own big blackboard.
I turned an old wooden mirror from something like this:
And I used my very own, homemade chalkboard paint! I am in love with it. It's seriously my new favorite thing in our home. I cannot wait for all our nieces and nephews to come over and make a mess of it. Not to mention all the grown adults who I'm sure will have something to write about (i.e. "Drew was here", etc.).
I started out by priming the mirror with my Krylon white satin spray paint. Then I went after the frame with this beautiful blue spray, also by Krylon. I didn't worry about taping it off since I was painting the primed mirror anyway.Now the fun part, the chalkboard paint!
Martha Stewart has come up with the perfect way to create your own chalkboard paint in ANY color. Most of you probably have at least a cup of leftover colored paint lying around your attic that you could use. I had some black paint left over from our door, so I stuck to the regular 'black board'.
For small areas, such as a door panel, mix 1 cup at a time.3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.