What a great original idea to use a frame to create a blackboard which will be used to write down your little thoughts for the day, add some small decorations to the shelf and while allowing you to hang some beautiful decorative elements of your choice.
Nature, a very beautiful green, and Grapefruit, a luminous coral, give character to this wall element.
These two very beautiful shades from Colorantic will bring a sunny touch to your furniture! This is why I present to you today my entirely recycled blackboard reminiscent of spring!
Not to mention that by recycling old furniture, you give them a second life with Colorantic chalk-based paint which adheres well to all surfaces.
By reading the following, you will learn all my secrets for this project.
First, all surfaces need cleaning to help the paint adhere. Colorantic Polish Cleaner and Makeup Remover removes all dirt and impurities, such as oil or other greasy substances that may have been deposited over the years.
- Spray, let it cure for 30 minutes and rinse. It is very important to rinse thoroughly twice with a damp cloth, in order to remove all residue.
Once the surfaces to be painted are completely dry, you can sand everything very lightly using the Colorantic sanding block.
For this project, a primer was not necessary as I wanted to bring out the wood underneath to give a vintage boho look.
Applying our Chalk-Based Paint for the Boho Effect
To begin, Grapefruit was applied to the entire surface to be painted. Although Colorantic chalk-based paint dries very quickly, I waited an hour before applying the second colour. I chose Nature, a green, to highlight the angles, corners and darken the sides. One coat was enough.
I let the paint dry for a good hour before starting the sanding which would give it the desired effect. Although I could have started sanding after 30 minutes without any problem.
I did a little more on sanding in the desired areas in order to bring out the colour of the wood through the layers of paint.
Creation of the Blackboard
I installed a sign behind the wooden frame and because all Colorantic chalk-based paints can be used to create a chalkboard, I painted it with the colour Night.
To create a chalkboard, three coats of paint are recommended. Lightly sand between each coat. Once the paint is completely dry, rub the white chalk vertically and wipe. You can now start using your new board.
Colorantic also has a new blackboard paint. Being more liquid, it is ideal for large surfaces.
The Finishing Touch
Natural beeswax was applied to all surfaces (except the blackboard part). Leave to dry and hang in your hallway!