my DIY Chalkboards

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I love these – you did a great job!! Can you use chalk on them after using that spray paint? Or what are you going to write on them with? I was wanting to do this but I didn’t even think to just buy old frames (I love the character vintagy ones too!).. I was just going to look for old blackboard chalkboards. It’s funny, I’m a teacher & trust me, those are like extinct! haha. I saw these online for writing on blackboards but supposedly don’t come off like regular chalk would so they don’t get hurt in transport but will come off with water (http://www.amazon.com/Chalk-Ink-Marker-Classic-Colors/dp/B00251G48E) – I have no idea if that’s true but someone on pinterest said that.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

love it! i was thinking of doing the same thing. How many coats and which paint did you use? have you tried on any other surfaces other than the mirror?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Some tips:

– use the side of a piece of chalk and rub alll over the surface and then wipe it off before you start.

– use good quality chalk

– I use a ruler to create a light line, so that I write in a straight line. Its very easily eraseable afterwards.

– Chalkboard markers write REALLY nicely on chalkboards, however, they lose that ‘look’, if you know what I mean.

– practice, practice, practice! Try different types of letters, try all capitals, try all lowercase. Just have fun with it. 🙂

They look great by the way!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Nativedesires — thx for the tip.. 🙂

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