I have wanted to try out Chalkboard paint for a while. When I imagined the house I was going to buy, I secretly hoped that it would have the perfect wall to do floor to ceiling chalkboard paint, but alas the home I purchased didn't have a wall that would allow that.
I recently purchased two very cheap clay pots from Ikea (the total of both was less than $5 - I don't even want to imagine what they must pay their employees to be able to afford to sell their products for so cheap. I digress...).
I used Rust-Oleum Chalkboard paint.
I used a small sponge rolling brush to apply the paint. I also made sure to paint the top part of the inside, in case you can see inside the pot. I only needed one coat!
After letting them dry for three days, I dusted them with chalk to let it set and then I planted some mums in them. I put them on my front porch and wrote "Welcome" on one and "Lenny + Suzy" on the other for my aunt Suzy and her friend Lenny who came down to DC for a visit.
I have so many ideas of what I can do with these - such as "No." and my house number, like below. I can also do "Trick" and "Treat", or "Merry" and "Christmas." The possibilities are endless!
I had so much fun with this that I started looking around the house for other things I can use chalkboard paint on. One of the things I spotted was this jar that I use for dog treats.
Here is the before:
And here is the "after":
It says "Treats For Good Dogs" :-D
And of course, I can't talk about chalkboard paint without posting a picture of my Ms. Mustard Seed chalkboard!!! I love this!! I use it as a menu board in my kitchen.
I can't wait to find more things to use chalkboard paint on! (Family and friends be warned - chalkboard paint projects MIGHT turn into Christmas presents!)
(PS - I KNEW IT! Ikea isn't all smiles and sunshine after all!)
I shared this with:
Passionately Artistic's Linking Party
Saved By Loves Creations' Thrifty Thursday
The Shabby Creek Cottage's Transformation Thursday