Jessica from Loveleigh Creative Soul is joining us on the blog today to share her step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful home-made chalkboard in our limited edition color, Aurora!

Country Chic Paint has a new formula that applies, sands and distresses like a dream- oh and you can write on it with chalk! Country Chic’s All-in-One Paint is going to change the world for furniture and wood project painting. I am a loyal Country Chic Paint user and only use their products for all of my refurbishing and painting project needs.

60 Minute DIY Chalkboard Tutorial #DIY #chalkboard #tutorial #deepteal #homedecor #craft - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
In this tutorial I will provide the simple steps to create your own chalkboard using one paint product, a paintbrush and sandpaper.

60 Minute DIY Chalkboard Tutorial #DIY #chalkboard #tutorial #deepteal #homedecor #craft - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
For this project I used:

  • Country Chic Paint Limited Edition Color Aurora
  • Sandpaper
  • Wooden Banner board
  • Synthetic bristled paintbrush
  • To begin, sand down the piece of wood you selected to use for you chalkboard. Make certain the sanding creates a smooth surface; wipe off any dust once complete. Dip the paintbrush into the paint about a third of the way. Apply the paint (with the grain) in a steady manner ensuring the application is smooth and equal. Work in small concentrated areas and try to avoid a lot of contact with drying paint. I painted the piece in quadrants and found that was productive for easy application and avoidance of disrupting drying paint. Country Chic’s All in One Paint dries very fast.

    60 Minute DIY Chalkboard Tutorial #DIY #chalkboard #tutorial #deepteal #homedecor #craft - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
    You will want to work in an area with little wind or air circulation while painting. Apply one even coat and allow it to dry. One coat of All in One Paint creates wonderful coverage. Once the paint is dry (10-30 minutes) evenly sand the first coat. You will notice this changes the color appearance, especially deep colors like Aurora, don’t worry about the alteration.

    60 Minute DIY Chalkboard Tutorial #DIY #chalkboard #tutorial #deepteal #homedecor #craft - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
    I left all sides raw and sanded the painted edges thoroughly between paint coats. Apply a second coat in the same manner as the first. After the paint is dry, sand down only the sides of the board to remove excess paint if you do not want painted sides. Applying a second coat, left un-sanded, creates the deep gorgeous color you see in the paint can. If you want a sanded look to your chalkboard you may sand, however be weary that over-sanding creates a smooth surface that chalk will not adhere to. If you do over sand, simply apply an additional layer of paint. Note, applying any sealing product will likely not allow chalk to adhere, the paint needs to be left raw.

    60 Minute DIY Chalkboard Tutorial #DIY #chalkboard #tutorial #deepteal #homedecor #craft - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
    Write your favorite phrase and voila! You’re officially a chalkboard maker. Happy painting!


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    Jessica {Loveleigh Creative Soul}

    Hello! I am Jessica Skinner, the hands and mind behind Loveleigh Creative Soul. I have been creating since I was teeny tiny, and must always have a project going. In a few words I am: twin mom, fireman wife, lover of the outdoors, surviving off of chocolate and DIY projects, trying to sweat as often as possible and am a total {health nut} foodie. Loveleigh Creative Soul is my 24/7 career along with being a somewhat new mom. Loveleigh is so much more than I had ever planned. I am guilty of filling my life to the brim with busy, but I crave the variety and never ending dream project lists that fill my mind daily. I have been an aspiring furniture builder for years and finally have been able to get a taste of that hobby with the help of my husband and father. I run a workshop based creative company in addition to Loveleigh, bringing DIY and skills to local Okies within three regions of Oklahoma. I am a Country Chic vendor and have been head over heels with the company since receiving my sample kit. I am honored to be among the painters who provide inspiring and helpful projects to readers like you! Enjoy

     

     

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