Chalk Board Refresh

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By General Crafts Contributor Sammy from the blog Seriously, Sammy?!

No need to throw the old chalkboard out, give it an easy revival!

New Year. New You. New Blah. Don’t get me wrong, I love the New Year. Another milestone, a wonderful time to reflect, and it’s so very hopeful…but the PRESSURE! Today’s post is simple, easy and if you want to create a chalkboard, read on.

I am not sure if my friends like to indulge me with their how to questions typically related to crafts and DIYs. I get excited to share, provide details…and then I end up disheartened. Less than three minutes into it, they typically end up disengaged and utter those four words, “I am not creative.” UGH. No such thing as a non-creative being. But more on that in a later post.

This post is a sinchy tutorial, meant to show you how easy it really is to just create or do something. To start off the New Year (no pressure), I wanted a new chalkboard. Mine was looking old and worn. It bothered me to see last month’s message in the faded background. Reminds me of how I would have such a hard time focusing as a kid…when it was time to Social Studies and  all I would see were math problems in the background, not fully erased. Seriously. Not okay.

Rather than $pend bucks on a new board, I learned about this amazing jar of goodness, Chalkboard Paint, and so…I painted away. As a matter of fact, it’s meant to create a chalkboard on wood, paper mache, canvas, terra cotta, or most porous surfaces. Whatever the surface you choose, here’s what you will need:

Materials Needed:


  1. Clean the surface. Apply soap or spray, and wipe it down clean with the paper towel. Allow to dry.


Clean the surface

  1. Once dried, with your brush, apply the paint to the board/ surface. Allow to dry (give it an hour).


Apply a coat of chalkboard paint.

  1. Repeat Step #2 for a second coat.


Apply a second coat.

  1. Chalk away! Enjoy your new chalkboard and post your messages all year long.

Happy 2016, Happy Chalking!

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About Sammy

I try to look at other resources, options, and if I don’t like what’s available, I often make it. I enjoy many different types of crafts. Wreath making, gift wrapping, card making, making ornaments, floral arrangements, making crepe paper flowers, it’s an endless list! When I am not busy crafting up things up for my sixteen nieces and nephews (yes, sixteen!), I am busy blogging at Seriously, Sammy?! and planning for my wedding. Speaking of which, my latest obsession includes wedding DIYs!!! I currently reside in Los Angeles where I am a sales consultant. I also struggle with a serious weakness for nachos. Seriously, the struggle is real.

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