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DIY Projects for an Organized, Productive and Fun School Year

Going back to school can be both exciting and stressful. In this blog, you will discover DIY projects that will help you with organization!

With a little imagination and a passion for creativity, it is possible to transform a space in your home into an organized and pleasant place where you can settle down to do your schoolwork all year round.

Continue reading to discover a few tips and the products to use to create or simply renovate an existing study space. They will help you organize and create a comfortable space while adding personality to your interior. From decorative pieces to furniture makeovers, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for DIY projects that can be carried out using our chalk-based paint. Isn’t it wonderful to work in a space that we love?

DIY Chalk-Based Paints – DIY Projects

Our chalk-based paint is a popular choice for DIY enthusiasts. It’s easy to use, versatile and gives a beautiful matte finish just the way you like it. You can use our chalk-based paints to give new life to old furniture or accessories. Whether it’s a desk, a shelf or a chair, our chalk-based paints can transform a simple piece of furniture into a masterpiece.

Best Furniture Paint

Using our chalk-based paint is a wise choice, as it adheres well to most surfaces while requiring a minimum of preparation work.

The key to success is a thorough clean-up before you start. Our Cleaner and Varnish Remover is one of our favorite products, standing out for its effectiveness. Just spray on, leave to work, rinse twice and you’re ready to get on with the job.

It is necessary to apply our oil-based primer in certain situations:

  • To make the transition from an old oil-based finish to the new water-based paint.
  • Melamine, for maximum adhesion and long-lasting durability.
  • Metal, glass, plastic and porcelain. The aim is always to maximize the longevity of the work.

We suggest applying water-based primer (with integrated Shellac, such as Colorantic primer), where appropriate:

  • Wooden furniture, unprotected or with old stain or water-based paint. This is to prevent the tannin in the wood from surfacing and yellowing the paint.
  • A piece of furniture has already been painted dark and the new shade will be very pale. This is to avoid needing multiple coats of paint.

Chalkboard Paint

Did you know that Colorantic also sells chalk-based chalkboard paint?

This versatile paint can transform any surface into a chalkboard. One of our ideas is to use it to create a chalkboard wall or door. The ideal solution for taking notes, making lists and even creating works of art. You can use it in your study area, in the kitchen, or wherever you feel the need.

We also have a chalk marker that’s thicker than conventional chalk. In addition to leaving no dusty residue, it’s permanent, so you can create beautiful decorative patterns on any surface that won’t fade with frequent cleaning.


Interior Decor – DIY projects

In addition to painting projects, there are many other interior decorating ideas, DIY projects to make your space more comfortable and personalized. For example, you can create a comfortable, eye-catching reading corner by adding cushions, a throw and a side table. You can also create your own desk accessories, such as pen holders, paper trays and mouse pads. These little touches can go a long way to making your space both functional and welcoming.


Eco-Friendly DIY Projects

Finally, if you want to be more environmentally friendly, there are many DIY projects that can help you recycle and reuse materials. For example, you can turn old cardboard boxes into magazine racks or file organizers. You can also turn glass jars into pencil jars or vases.

Another very simple and pretty idea is to use corks as bulletin boards. You can paint them in different shades and arrange them on the wall in an original way. What’s more, all Colorantic products are non-toxic, making all your DIY projects safe for you and the planet.


To Finish…

With these DIY ideas, you can create a space that’s both functional and fun. Whether you use our chalk-based paints for furniture, walls or simply to personalize your interior decor, or to recover and reuse materials, there are countless ways to do it.

Thanks to your imagination and patience, you can make this school year a year rich in learning, since you’ll feel zen in your own personal space.

So roll up your sleeves and get creative: your organized, productive and welcoming room awaits!



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