Mr. Kate intern/Content Creatress, Emma, wanted to paint a piece of her bedroom wall with chalkboard paint so she could make visible to-do lists, and inspirational quotes, reminders, etc. Instead of just painting a random rectangle we thought it would be cool to frame it somehow to make it stand on it’s own as a decorative element. So Emma decided on a hand-painted, scrolly frame design which she sketched with pencil and painted with acrylic craft paint.
- chalkboard paint (can be found at home depot)
- metallic acrylic paint (we used gold)
- high-density paint roller
- roller tray
- small paint brushes
- painter’s tape
- using the painter’s masking tape, make the outline of your chalk board by using 4 pieces of tape creating a square or whatever shape you want. use a level, measuring tape or your eyeballs to make sure it’s straight
- put the chalk board paint in the roller tray and start painting! (hint: be careful not to put too much paint on the roller at once so it doesn’t splatter outside your square!)
- wait 4 hours before you do the next coat of paint (these instructions are also on the paint box)
- once the paint is dry you can you remove the tape
- using a pencil, draw the frame. hint: for inspiration or frame guidelines, just look at different pictures of frames, pick your favorite and reference back to it as you draw.
- using the acrylic paint, paint over the pencil markings of your frame, use two coats or until you can’t see the pencil
- wait 4 days before you write on the wall with chalk
- 4 days later… write on your new framed chalk board and get organized and inspired!