Frugal DIY: Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint in ANY Color!

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My daughter Annette inherited all the artistic genes in the family! She is a great photographer, creative writer and all around artist. So a few years ago when she asked to paint one wall in the play room with chalkboard paint, I knew I had to say yes. I was actually looking forward to the chalk creations and quotes that I knew would make it on that larger than life canvas!

So one afternoon we headed out to the paint store and picked up a gallon of chalk paint, rollers and a few other supplies. As soon as we got home, she laid out her supplies and prepped the room. By the next day the once plain wall was now a 10 by 12 foot canvas filled with possibilities. A true dream come true for a kid like mine!

What I didn’t know at the time was that you can make chalkboard paint in ANY color you want, so if a black or green wall is not your thing, it’s no longer a limiting factor.  I stumbled on this awesome pin with step-by-step instructions on how to make your own chalkboard paint recipe.

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(photo credit: a beautiful mess)

I will definitely keep this DIY tutorial in mind for the future! Even though my daughter is about to set off to college, I have a feeling I will be seeing a lot more of her artistic expression in the years to come. I hope this is the case :)

Currently Sherwin Williams has a $10 off $50 coupon to help you with your purchase of paint, brushes and any other supplies you might need for this fun project. If by the time you come across this post this coupon is no longer valid, be sure to google “paint coupons” and chances are you will find a discount somewhere.


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