Tuesday, 7 January 2014

I Made A Blackboard!



Hello Friends! I've been having fun doing lots of things, but most are not yet completed.  One of the things I did over the winter break from our homeschool lessons was to make a chalkboard.  We had a whiteboard that was, well.....not erasing well anymore.  I hate throwing things out, so I thought I'd make a chalkboard with it.  Can you see any of the pictures my kids had made?



I washed the board off really well and after it dried, I put a layer of black acrylic paint on it.  I'm impatient so I used my heat gun to speed things along. :)  Then I mixed more of the black paint with some plaster of paris (Since I had that anyway, I didn't want to go out and by grout.).  Then I gave it two coats of that (using my heat gun to dry it inbetween).  I scrapped off the paint that had gone over with a wet wipe and voila! New blackboard.  I did let it sit overnight before using it though.


Now we can put on daily Bible verses and quotes as well as ...........this. :)  The boys love it!


If you'd like to try this, the recipe I used was 3 parts paint, 2 parts plaster of paris and 1 part water.  Have fun! 
Thanks for dropping by! Have a beautiful day!

9 comments:

Sara S. said...

It looks awesome! Great way to use something over.

Jenée said...

Great idea. I have a white board that has seen better days. May just give this a try -- of course, knowing me, it may take a while for me to actually DO something. I tend to have a lot more good intentions than actual energy to get them done!

Danielle Dunn said...

Haha, maybe the boys like it a little too much! LOL!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! This is such a clever idea Jennifer!! I love it!! :) I'm sure the boys will get some great use out of it!! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS

Creations by Shirl said...

Happy New Year Jennifer...
Love your project idea, great up-cycling....I'm sure this will come in many uses..... Enjoy your wonderful day!

Shoregirl said...

What an adorable little card! Love the sparkly snow!

SarahGeorge said...

Great idea, Jenifer. I'm your recent follower :)

Karen Murray said...

What a great way to reuse an old whiteboard. I love it! That is my favorite chalk paint recipe. It works great on furniture, too.

Debbie said...

This is great!! I pinned it so I can find the "recipe" when I need it! :)