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Easy DIY Chalkboard Wardrobe with Chalkboard Paint

Easy DIY Chalkboard Wardrobe with Chalkboard Paint

You will need:
Chalkboard paint (I use Wilko’s own)
A selection of paintbrushes (a thin one for edges and a chunky one for large spaces)
A clean, dry cloth
Sticks of chalk
Chalk pen (optional)

A few weeks ago I shared a peek into my workspace and today I have another part of my studio to show you. The room is an odd shape, with a built in wardrobe almost splitting the spaceĀ in half. The plan is to remove the wardrobe eventually, but as a quick fix for now Boyfriend suggested I painted the side of the wardrobe to create a chalkboard to do list as I’m always complaining I have a million things in my head! It was really easy to do and apart from the drying time, it was super quick.

Easy DIY Chalkboard Wardrobe with Chalkboard Paint

The surface was previously painted with a glossy paint, which we then painted over with a basic matt white emulsion before we decided to create the chalkboard. The glossy paint was hard to cover so I think it was a wise choice to add this layer. Sanding down the surface or using a primer could be a good alternative.

Apply two thick coats of chalkboard paint to your surface, leaving plenty of time for each coat to dry. As an impatient soul I tried to apply the second coat too soon and the paint just ended up moving around instead of layering on top so you really do need to let it dry.

Easy DIY Chalkboard Wardrobe with Chalkboard Paint

Easy DIY Chalkboard Wardrobe with Chalkboard Paint

Easy DIY Chalkboard Wardrobe with Chalkboard Paint

Once your coats of chalkboard paint are dry you need to apply a coat of chalk on top. Hold the stick of chalk flat against the surface and rub it all over, then take a dry cloth and rub the chalk to create a smooth, thin layer over the board giving it a lovely matt black look.

I created a title for my board using a chalkboard pen instead of a stick of chalk, just to give it a slightly neater, more permanent feel. The chalkboard pen will still come off with a damp cloth, but if I accidentally rub over the pen it should stay put. Then just fill up your list and go! Told you it was easy…

Easy DIY Chalkboard Wardrobe with Chalkboard Paint

Loves x xx

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