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Picture of Solar System Chalk Mural
       This is my first instuctable so please be kind. We recently found out that we are going to have our second son in October (yes, our children are 13 months apart....we are crazy!). It came time again to drag out the craft stuff and start the brainstorming process. I kinda already blew my load on the last nursery with an under the sea theme. It turned out great but having two sisters and no brothers, it left my cool boy room know-how a little lacking. My husband, being the geek that he is, wanted it to " Go where no man had gone before." JEEZ... So space it became. 

        We saw a really expensive mural that we loved on the internet, but didn't want to spend that much money.  I recently learned about chalkboard paint on this website no less and BAM!!! it hit me why can't I paint with chalk?   We developed an inexpensive mural that we love, and hopefully, the baby will too! 

Step 1: Step 1: Materials

Picture of Step 1:  Materials
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3 24"x36" Stretched Canvas
Chalkboard Paint
Paint Brush
Sidewalk Chalk
Krylon Matte Finishing Spray (I would recommend the Low Odor version instead though.  This had a very strong odor, and I had to have my husband spray it outside.)
 
That is beautiful! What a great idea; very bright and fun!
I love it!
papercakes3 years ago
very cute! love the chalk mural idea, too.
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Congratulations on your first Instructable! You should mention it on the Rewards for New Authors page!
l8nite3 years ago
that turned out AWESOME ! As many mediums as I work in, I've never thought about using chalkboard paint on prehung canvas..BRILLIANT!
dirtysnake1012 (author)  l8nite3 years ago
Thanks for the comment!!!
l8nite3 years ago
that turned out AWESOME ! As many mediums as I work in, I've never thought about using chalkboard paint on prehung canvas..BRILLIANT!