Chalkboard paint bought from stores allows you to use only the boring black or green of school classrooms. I didn’t want that for my walls. Instead, I made an easy chalkboard of the color I wanted. Plus, because I used a board instead of the wall itself, I can have a chalkboard anywhere with ease. It can be hung in any room of the house, dorms, classrooms, offices or where ever. It’s cheap (costing me about $25) and can add style and function to anywhere you hang it. It is also great if you live in an apartment or a dorm and cannot paint your walls.

Step 1: Materials

• Piece of wood that is the size you want the chalkboard.
    I used a piece of birch that measures 2x2. Birch is lightweight, light in color and fairly smooth.
• Quart of any color of paint that you want in matte finish.
• Unsanded tile grout.
• Paint roller and tray or paintbrush.
• 150 grit sandpaper.
• Sawtooth hangers (if nails aren’t included then you will need those).
• Chalk.

Optional (But Highly Recommended) Accessories:

• Trash bag or piece of plastic for painting with no mess.
• Chalk rag.
• Command jewelry organizer. http://bit.ly/aUPIA9
• Command Sawtooth Picture Hanger (if you aren’t allowed to put holes in your walls). http://bit.ly/diUNkP

I read somewhere Plaster of Paris could be used instead of the unsanded grout. Could it be for this type of project?
Where do you get the unsanded grout at and how much does it cost? I looked at Walmart for it, and I asked at Michael's and the 17 year old girl looked confused and told me to go to Lowe's. Is that where it is at?
Yes, I got the unsanded grout at Lowe's. I got a 2.5 lb. bag but that is because my boyfriend's mother needed some grout for their bathroom. You definitely don't need that much grout. Look around the aisle with the grout in it and there might be some on clearance. <br> <br>But the 2.5 lb. bag costs around $8, I think. But the clearance ones I saw around the corner had small containers of it from anywhere between .94-$3.
Awesome thanks for the direction!!
I am still impressed by your ability to match the color to your sofa by memory.
wow this looks easy! I'm definitely going to do this!<br><br>gut gemacht! hahaha
Danke sch&ouml;n, Zach!<br><br>Ich muss mein Deutsch auffrischen. Igitt.
Would it work if I put sparkles into the paint so that it was extra girly? Plus I think this seems really easy and handy for my dorm room! Thanks :)
I bet you could put sparkles in the paint. I actually saw sparkles designed to go into paint when I was in the paint section of Lowe's. They weren't expensive and it acted just as glitter should as it got stuck all over my finger that I pointed to it with.
Where did you find your wood board from and how much did it cost?
The board I got from Lowe's. It was just under five dollars so it is pretty cheap.

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