Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chalkboard Paint : Craft Projects

I’ve seen some chalkboard items on Etsy and have come across some awesome tutorials in this new blog world I’ve been playing around in.  Well, I came up with my own chalkboard idea, bought a can of chalkboard paint, and now I’m obsessed!

The Project:
I have one of those simple wire spice racks from Bed, Bath, and Beyond that come with the stickers to write on.  I’ve had it for a long time and the stickers were getting kind of gross, you could almost tell what I’d been cooking. 
The solution – chalkboard paint!  Matt helped me sand down all of the covers, then I taped them up and gave them two coats of paint.  Apparently it’s important to let the paint cure and then prime it.  So I patiently waited an entire week to write on them.  I primed them by rubbing chalk all over and erasing it. 
A chalk pen helped me neatly write all of my yummy spices and now I have a great handmade item in my kitchen!  Does your spice rack need a face lift? This was so easy.
And my new obsession had not only updated my kitchen, but gave me new ideas to start creating.  I just added chalkboard wineglass and beer bottle tags to my shop

And Matt might start a tap handle production! A chalkboard tap handle would be perfect for our homemade beer we have on tap.  I can’t wait until he finishes one!


  1. Great idea! I like it better after than before! Where does one get a chalkboard pen?

  2. Hi hopeandjoyhome - I found mine at the back of the woodworking section at Michael's. A little pricy but fun. I ended up with chisle tipped, I'd look for a regular tip if I bought them again.

  3. I love the spice rack makeover! It turned out amazingly cool.

  4. What a transformation! The new spice containers look so cute! :)


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