DIY Chalkboard anything to-do list

DIY Chalkboard anything to-do list - Sugar & Cloth - Event - DIY - Houston Blogger

This weekend is my first DIY event at Ikea, and I’m beyond excited! It’s themed around getting organized, so I’ve been scheming up out of the ordinary ways to re-purpose everyday items. Most things you’ll have to see on Saturday, but I wanted to include those of you that aren’t local (hi, mom!) in my DIY Chalkboard anything to-do list using Deco-Art’s new chalkboard anything paint. No lie, I want to chalkboard everything in my house right now just because I can. And on that note, I’d like to take this time to apologize to my husband in advance..

Materials:

Essentially you can go as crazy as you’d like with this tutorial as long as you keep in mind a few keys steps: Any detailed stamping or lettering you have to do after you’ve painted the chalkboard coats according to the instructions on the bottle. The chalkboard paint will smear any details that are painted with craft paint if you use it after. Here’s are steps I took to make mine:

DIY Chalkboard anything to-do list - Sugar & Cloth - Event - DIY - Houston Blogger

DIY Chalkboard anything to-do list - Sugar & Cloth - Event - DIY - Houston Blogger

First, I painted the whole board with chalkboard paint according to the instructions on the bottle. Once it had set for 24 hours, I stamped my logo on the top, and then taped off the bottom portion and painted it mint julep green from DecoArt. Then I drilled a hole in the top of the board and strung leather cord through and knotted it. I cured the surface by rubbing white chalk across it and wiping it off, and then I bought black chalkboard pens for everyday use so that it was easier to write and see than traditional white chalk. Pretty simple and definitely much cuter than a plain old chalkboard or dry erase to-d0 list!

DIY Chalkboard anything to-do list - Sugar & Cloth - Event - DIY - Houston Blogger

DIY Chalkboard anything to-do list - Sugar & Cloth - Event - DIY - Houston Blogger

P.s.- If you don’t want to miss out on the rest of the projects, you can still RSVP for the event, here. See you Saturday!

 

 

 

DIY Chalkboard anything to-do list

DIY Chalkboard anything to-do list - Sugar & Cloth - Event - DIY - Houston Blogger

This weekend is my first DIY event at Ikea, and I’m beyond excited! It’s themed around getting organized, so I’ve been scheming up out of the ordinary ways to re-purpose everyday items. Most things you’ll have to see on Saturday, but I wanted to include those of you that aren’t local (hi, mom!) in my DIY Chalkboard anything to-do list using Deco-Art’s new chalkboard anything paint. No lie, I want to chalkboard everything in my house right now just because I can. And on that note, I’d like to take this time to apologize to my husband in advance..

Materials:

Essentially you can go as crazy as you’d like with this tutorial as long as you keep in mind a few keys steps: Any detailed stamping or lettering you have to do after you’ve painted the chalkboard coats according to the instructions on the bottle. The chalkboard paint will smear any details that are painted with craft paint if you use it after. Here’s are steps I took to make mine:

DIY Chalkboard anything to-do list - Sugar & Cloth - Event - DIY - Houston Blogger

DIY Chalkboard anything to-do list - Sugar & Cloth - Event - DIY - Houston Blogger

First, I painted the whole board with chalkboard paint according to the instructions on the bottle. Once it had set for 24 hours, I stamped my logo on the top, and then taped off the bottom portion and painted it mint julep green from DecoArt. Then I drilled a hole in the top of the board and strung leather cord through and knotted it. I cured the surface by rubbing white chalk across it and wiping it off, and then I bought black chalkboard pens for everyday use so that it was easier to write and see than traditional white chalk. Pretty simple and definitely much cuter than a plain old chalkboard or dry erase to-d0 list!

DIY Chalkboard anything to-do list - Sugar & Cloth - Event - DIY - Houston Blogger

DIY Chalkboard anything to-do list - Sugar & Cloth - Event - DIY - Houston Blogger

P.s.- If you don’t want to miss out on the rest of the projects, you can still RSVP for the event, here. See you Saturday!

 

 

 

Comments

  • Holly

    01.18.13

    Love this! What do you use to write on the chalkboard though? That doesn’t look like black chalk. Is it more like a dry-erase board?

    • Ashley said:

      It’s chalkboard but I wrote on it with a chalkboard pen instead of chalk :)

  • Chloe Moon

    01.18.13

    Very cute! Good luck at Ikea! =)

  • Lauren

    01.18.13

    Cute! I never knew clear chalkboard paint even existed!

  • Vicki

    01.18.13

    This looks so awesome! I’ve never seen clear chalkboard paint. I’d also like to know what type of marker you used to write with!

    If I wasn’t going out of town this weekend I would TOTALLY go see you at Ikea :)

    • Ashley said:

      Wish you could’ve come! and I used a chalkboard pen to write with :)

  • jewel7013

    01.18.13

    If this project is a *hint* of what you have created for Ikea tomorrow, they are very lucky to have your contributions :) I really like how you used the leather cord and the paint strip…

  • Nadine

    01.19.13

    You should sell these!

    • Ashley said:

      Not a bad idea ;)

  • Bellenza Bistro

    01.19.13

    Didn’t know there was CLEAR chalkboard paint! How cool, so you can let the surface or design underneath still show through…plus write on it, too!

    • Ashley said:

      Yes! It would be really neat over patterned card-stock don’t you think?

    • Ashley said:

      Yep, you find them at craft stores! so much nicer than chalk

  • Helen

    01.22.13

    Wow, this is a great idea! It’s also the first time that I’ve come across spray on clear chalkboard coating – going to have a google to see if we can get this anywhere in Australia!

    • Ashley said:

      I’m sure you can! I think DecoArt ships internationally as well, if not let me know and I can send you some :)

  • great idea! I discovered your blog this morning and love what I’ve seen so far. just followed on twitter :)

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks Julia, right back at ya! :)

  • Tia

    01.28.13

    Ok, this is so crazy! I haven’t seen clear chalkboard paint yet! I was kind of confused when I first started reading/looking at this project. I just did a whole wall in black chalkboard at home but this has opened up a whole new can of possibilities! Thanks for sharing.

  • Mary Ann

    01.29.13

    Clear chalkboard paint–wow!!! This opens up a world of possibilities for kids’ rooms with mural backgrounds and underlays they could draw on. And the chalk pencils sound so much neater (especially on the hands). Thanks for this post!

  • Mary

    02.06.13

    Cool ideas, but where did you find the chalkboard paint, is it readily available at Michaels?

  • Rich

    02.06.13

    Wow! This is such a cool idea! I wonder if it works on glass surfaces… I’m thinking about this on picture frame with a picture inside it. If not you could probably make your own using a clear coat of some sort using a “no grout” chalkboard paint recipe like this one:
    http://homemadechalkboard.com/homemade-chalkboard-paint/

  • jessica

    12.18.13

    Loved this so much I made four for co-worker gifts! Thank you for the excellent idea and diy…I posted a bit on my blog with my finished projects as well. Thank you!

  • Tracy A

    06.26.14

    I just did this…but the black chalk pen didn’t rub off! It soaked right in. What brand of pen do you use? I put 3 coats of clear chalk paint…but now I have a permanent to do list!

    • Ashley said:

      Oh no! That’s really weird, how long did you let it sit before writing on it? You may have to “season” the chalkboard with white chalk and rub it away before using the pens..