Five Ways to Upcycle Old Stuff with Chalkboard Paint

how to make your own chalkboard paintIf you’re smarter than me (and I just bet that you are!), then you’re probably thinking that buying an entire quart of pricey chalkboard paint just to make a chalkboard globe was overkill. Instead of buying more expensive paint than you need, why don’t you just make exactly the right amount of paint yourself–cheaply?!?

My Nerdy Nook is smarter than me, too, and that’s why her tutorial for making your own chalkboard paint is such a hit. Grab some tile grout (also useful for mosaic-making) and make your own chalkboard paint in exactly the color that you want, and in much more manageable amounts than the one-quart can currently hanging out in my basement.

[The image on this page is the property of My Nerdy Nook.]

Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

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