Monday, 21 October 2013

Simple DIY Chalkboard

Hey everyone,

welcome back! I have just returned home from a lovely weekend with friends back at my old university, and am ready to finally present my crafty tutorial from last weekend!

I kind of skipped the photographing of a couple of steps, but the craft itself is pretty self-explanatory. This is more of an idea post for you! Here are the supplies you will need:

- Any shaped wood you wish to use as your chalkboard. I chose this pre-sanded and painted shape from the craft store.

- A fairly wide paintbrush.

- Coloured chalk.

- Chalkboard paint (it doesn't have to be Martha Stewart).

- Not pictured here, you may also want a complementary colour of your choice for the border of your chalkboard.

Start by covering your board with three coats of chalkboard paint!

When it's finished and dried, use something round (or measure a border if you're using a square shape) to create your border, and paint that with two coats.

Et voila! It's that simple. You have your very own chalkboard to use however you please! It could be a grocery list in the kitchen, a message board in your entryway, or just a cute decoration.

If you make one of these, take a picture and tweet it to me @livloves17

What DIY crafts have you been loving recently? I want to know!

Until next time,
Liv :)


  1. this is such a cute and simple idea that would be a hit with little ones!

  2. Wow, that looks so cool- what a fun project! Something for me to keep in mind :)

  3. hey that is such a cool diy project. I might do this with my kids over the half term holidays!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Lovely idea :) me and my flatmates have been wanting a blackboard for the kitchen and this might be the perfect solution :)

    Katie xx | Katies World

  5. LOVE this idea Liv! So simple but super cool!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Jess x