Friend, I’m always on the hunt for thrifty smalls that are easy to update like today’s chalkboard makeover. It’s great to be able to finish a simple makeover in just a couple hours, isn’t it? I scored this lovely piece for only $5.99 at Goodwill…
It still had chalk dust on it and a whole bunch of other gunk.
This new makeover is a budget-friendly (and easy!) project for Trash to Treasure day with my blogging friends – you can see their creative projects near the end of this post.
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First, I removed the hook and then gave the piece a good wipe down with a damp cloth.
Next I sanded all over with 220-grit sandpaper for smoothness. I could tell someone else had painted this chalkboard turquoise, and now here I was, painting it yet another color.
After wiping away the sanding dust, I taped off the chalkboard with my go-to FrogTape.
I chose a neutral color – Country Chic Paint in Soiree (previously used on this planked bookcase). I applied two coats with one of my favorite Purdy paint brushes.
Here it is below, looking a little plain:
To add a little definition to the painted chalkboard, I grabbed my Rustoleum Chalked paint in Linen White. You can read my honest review of Rustoleum Chalked here and how it compares to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
I dipped the end of the brush ever so slightly into the paint and blotted it onto a paper towel, then dry brushed the faintest amount of paint on.
Finally, I put the hook back on. (I didn’t have any different front-screw hooks at home, and was trying to stay budget friendly. I actually didn’t buy anything for this project other than the board itself.)
Here’s how the painted chalkboard turned out:
You can really see the white dry brushed paint close up. I love the extra texture it gives.
This could be hung almost anywhere, but maybe in a mud room or pantry especially. It’s great for quick reminders, grocery list items, or motivational phrases. 🙂
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Now it’s time for more Trash to Treasure Makeovers with my blogging friends.
Below are the Before photos – visit the links underneath to see the surprising Afters and to learn how they did it:
1. Confessions of a Serial DIYer
2. Artsy Chicks Rule
3. Prodigal Pieces
4. Salvaged Inspirations
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces says
Looks refreshed and ready to go. 👍🏻
Denise - Salvaged Inspirations says
Looks so much cleaner 😆 … love the updated color and all that texture! XOXO
Christy James says
Super cute, Jen! And yes…love me a quick project!! XOXO
Rebecca Payne says
denise blank says
Paint is another “ wonder of the world” lol always making things beautiful again! Looks a lot better 🙂
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
Always love an easy project like this! Make it your own! xo