You may have seen this “chalkboard” hanging in my dining room.
It’s actually not a chalkboard at all. It’s a framed piece of black foam core board that I stenciled before I knew what I was doing.
I decided to make it a legit chalkboard and use a hand lettering technique I’ve recently learned.
First, I whipped out some chalkboard paint and applied to coats to the board. I wanted it to be a legit chalkboard so I could change it up if need be.
After using two coats of paint, I let it dry and then “seasoned” it. If you want to be able to erase, you must do this. Just rub the chalk all over the board twice, completely covering it.
Then, erase it once. Leave the dust and DO NOT CLEAN it.
Print out what you want it to say and then trace the letters with a pencil. When you trace it, you should see your word, very faintly, in the dust.
I used a Bistro chalk marker to trace and fill in the words. This is awesome because if you mess up, you can erase with a wet paper towel. You’ll have to reseason the board though.
I love how it turned out.
Don’t you think that’s way better?
And, best of all, I can erase it and change it up if I want to.
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