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Want to impress a 6 year old? DIY a Latch Containers Advent Calendar
White, Gold and Blue Wreath for the Holidays
Vinegar Solutions you’ve gotta try on Hometalk
Halloween Mason Jars
Copper Leaf Lamp Makeover just in time for Fall
DIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy Contest
My New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEA
Crates an easy Toy Storage solution
Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project
Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
Easy Homemade toy for our toddler
DIY projects: How paint makes a difference
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decor
Inexpensive home made gifts for the Holidays
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DIY Grow chart
DIY Chalkboard
Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk
The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

DIY Chalkboard

DIY Chalkboard with Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint

Last week, my son took one of my pencils and started writing on my kitchen pantry.

At first, I was upset.

Then, I realized I finally had an excuse to create my chalkboard with chalkboard paint (a DIY project I always wanted to try).

So, I started thinking about it. I browsed the web for some inspiration but this time I didn’t procrastinate. I bought the Rust-Oleum specialty chalkboard writable-erasable latex paint, painting rolls and started painting an empty wall in his play room.

DIY Chalkboard with Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint

I started off by outlining the chalkboard area with painters tape.

Once completed I started painting the wall (up to 3 coats, 1 coat every 4 hours) and let it dry for 3 days before using it (per the instructions).

I then applied a thin layer of chalk all over the paint as to treat the paint ( also per the instructions).

After this last step, I took a wet cloth to clean the paint area, let it dry and started writing on it.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I misread the steps to follow, I was supposed to wait 7 days before wiping it down with water to clean the excess chalk and instead I did it the same night. This unfortunately, made the black color look dull, I will probably re-coat it in the future.

DIY Chalkboard   DIY Chalkboard with Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint  DIY Chalkboard with Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint

DIY Chalkboard with Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint  DIY Chalkboard with Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint  DIY Chalkboard with Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint

After the painting of the wall, I had some left over chalkboard paint, so I took an old scratched-up handy-me down table and chairs and gave them a coat of paint too.

Diego table    Diego chairs

The table and chairs look new but I am considering spray painting the legs in white.

DIY Chalkboard with Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint  DIY Chalkboard with Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint  DIY Chalkboard with Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint

He is only 15 months old, but he likes writing on his new wall. He will probably not use this chalkboard for a while but at least I know I was able to do a small but fun DIY project by myself for my little man!

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  • decorilove says:

    Great job. Looks good

    September 7, 2012 at 11:47 am
  • 1akaruby3 says:

    Like the board !and the baby so cute!!! Don’t stop the good job.

    September 7, 2012 at 11:57 am
  • Rania Vretos says:

    That is a great idea! I love it.

    September 7, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! We love it too! 🙂 & it was easy to do!

      September 7, 2012 at 3:52 pm
  • marbin says:

    Wow that all i can say WOW

    September 7, 2012 at 7:20 pm
  • marbin says:

    You got some great imagination ti do all that i’ m impress

    September 7, 2012 at 7:40 pm
  • misswwfashion says:

    Now ain’t this the best idea ever!! Love the follow my mom note on the bord! Your son is so adorable!!

    September 9, 2012 at 9:57 pm

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