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By nature I am a doodler, a list maker and a fan of beautiful penmanship. I see no better media than chalkboards to sketch your latest innovation or scribe a daily love note.
Chalkboard paint as graphic art.
Framed as note-worthy art.
On cabinet door fronts for public notes…
…or on the interior for private thoughts.
Interesting on accessories.
Not just school house black and green, but a rainbow of colors.
Incorporated into architecture.
The ideal grocery list, never forget the milk again.
Unlikely locations. My guest bath includes a chalkboard perched on the counter top. An impromptu (and always entertaining) guest book.
Play rooms and kid’s rooms.
The mud room or craft room.
Never forget an important event again.
Stylized every day objects. Make the ordinary extraordinary.
Ensuring your children never forget to wash their hands and brush their teeth…
…and never forgetting to just have fun.
Martha Stewart’s Custom Chalkboard Colors How-To:
1. Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. For small areas, such as a door panel, mix 1 cup at a time.
2. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.
3. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.
4. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.
5. To condition: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface. Wipe away residue with a barely damp sponge.
Please feel free to share your thoughts!
Brooke Voss Design