I could not be more excited to share with you my first DIY project! This chalkboard was so much fun to make and even more fun to draw on. You can use any piece of wood that you like, I chose this one because it was such a cute, homely shape. It takes around two days to make – most of that time is spent waiting around for the paint to dry – but it is worth the wait!
All you need is: wood, black chalkboard paint, acrylic paint in a colour of your choosing, small and medium flat ended paint brushes, a drop sheet (so you don’t turn anything else into a chalkboard), sandpaper and chalk.
Step 3: Paint the surface with the chalkboard paint in long smooth strokes being careful not to let it drip over the edges. Let the paint dry as per the instructions on the paint tin.
Step 4: Apply the second coat of paint and leave to dry for 24 hours.
I hope you enjoy my very first DIY project! Now I better get onto booking that travel insurance, only 22 days till our holiday!