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!