Sunday, 23 June 2013

Sunday DIY: Chalkboard Notebooks (with homemade chalkboard paint!)

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A while back I found out that it was possible to make your own chalkboard paint in any colour you like and decided that this was something worth investigating. The 'recipe' is ridiculously simple - just 1 tbsp unsanded grout & 1/2 cup acrylic paint in any colour... naturally I had to try it and find out if it could really be that easy!

All you need to do is mix the grout and paint together thoroughly and then apply onto your chosen surface using a brush (I chose to paint notebooks because I think they're a great little gift idea!). Once the paint is dry you will need to prepare the surface before going ahead and getting creative with your chalks. Just as you would do with any new chalkboard, rub chalk all over the surface (as shown above) and then dust off with a tissue. After that your new chalkboard is ready to use - and as it turns out it really is as simple as that!

Tip! Although its probably not something you have lying around you can pick up the grout easily from your local DIY store

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I'm currently hunting for a new little bedside cabinet to DIY & after this project I'm now thinking about painting one up as a chalkboard...

What would you decorate with your custom chalkboard paint? 

Happy DIY-ing!
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