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Chalkboard Organization

By: Crazy Little Projects
January 29, 2014

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Chalkboard Organization
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Is there something about January that really gets you going on the organizing/getting life back in order cycle like me? I get a little nutty. Then again, I always love organizing and goal setting and things, so maybe I am always nutty.

I've got a major thing for this Americana Chalkboard paint, so I thought it would be fun to create something chalkboardy to help me get organized this year.

I was thinking this would be perfect to hang in a mudroom, laundry room, kitchen, or anywhere that you can see it and use it often.

It's a chalkboard and cork board all in one!

Items needed:

  • Americana Chalkboard Paint 2oz - Black Slate Chalkboard Paint
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Whispering Turquoise
  • Cork board of any size
  • Paint Brush
  • Chalk
  • Adhesion Medium

Instructions:

I started out by taping off the edges of my cork board. BUT, let me tell you that I later decided I didn't really need this step because the black chalkboard paint probably would have covered any blue that I had gotten on the cork. So, this step is optional:

Instruction #1 - Readytopaint
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Then I painted the edges of the board in my turquoise paint.

Next, I recommend doing a coat of paint adhesion medium on the cork. This will help your chalkboard paint stick. Then give it a coat or two of chalkboard paint:

Instruction #2 - Chalkboardpainting
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And then let it dry and you can write on it with chalk AND pin things on it!

Instruction #3 - Chalkboardcorkboard57
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Be sure to visit Crazy Little Projects  for more projects and to learn more about Amber.

Comments

I love this project. What is Adhesion Medium. Is It a spray or liquid? Do you put anything behind the cork so you don't push pins into the wall.

Diane Snow

May 20, 2015

We love this idea, def a cool DIY project! http://www.bangorcork.com/

BangorCork

October 12, 2015

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