How to Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint

Why buy plain black chalkboard paint at the store when you can make your own colourful chalkboard paint at home?

By Jasmine Kabiling

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Photography by Elsie and Emma, abeautifulmess.com

Whether you’re looking for an easy way to decorate a wall in your child’s room or a small surface to spruce up your kitchen, this great idea from Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess will help you make a big impact. With their super-simple recipe for chalkboard paint, you can turn any surface in your home into a colourful chalkboard for your kids to draw on. You’ll never have to worry about scrubbing pen and marker drawings off your walls again!

What you’ll need:

  • Unsanded grout
  • Spoon
  • Mixing cup
  • Paintbrush
  • Acrylic paint

You can find the full tutorial for making your own chalkboard paint over at Emma and Elsie’s blog, A Beautiful Mess.

For more bedroom decorating ideas like this one, check out these Glass and Tile Mosaics for Kids and this Cheap, Easy and Amazing DIY Wall Mural.

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