Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cool Trick Tuesday

I found this 'too good to be true' tutorial at My Nerdy Nook.  
How to make your own chalkboard paint!!  
What the What? 
I HAD to try it.  

So I headed to Lowes to look for the unsanded grout 
(just a hint..it was in the way back of my store and ~$5).  

I picked up a few bottles of acrylic paint from Joanns and got to mixing.

While at Joann's, I also picked up a few unfinished wooden hearts. 

 I added my bright red chalkboard paint,

And here's the finished product, hanging on our mantle

You can see the endless possibilities with this right??  
Almost any color on virtually any surface?!?

I have my eye on more things in the house that would be perfect 'chalked' :)

I will share my 'simple heart garland' tomorrow.  
It only takes a few supplies and I bet you have most of them right now!


JC's Loft said...

What the what is right! How cool is that!!!!!!!!!!


Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

Excuse me?! DIY chalkboard paint!! I can't take this kind of goodness.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I saw the chalkboard paint too...such a cool idea! I love the color you made:)

Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs said...

I had heard about the make your own chalkboard paint before, but never thought of changing the color! That is too cool! What a sweet idea!!! :) I love it!! Your heart chalkboard looks great.

FrouFrouBritches said...

I ready somewhere about this, but never tried it. So cool! I love it! I sooooo love the re

Christy @ A Simple Favor said...

Love, love LOVE it!!!

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

This is way cool. I bought the real chalkboard paint years ago to make my boys a chalkboard and it didn't work all that well. Or maybe it was the one using it. Who really knows!! LOL

Jodee said...

No flippin' way! That is soooo cool! I love chalkboards!

Genevieve Le Bel said...

Holy Hell chica!!! This totally ROCKS!!!

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