Monday, July 16, 2012

Bird Chalkboard-Any Paint to Chalkboard Paint! {Delightfully Creative}

Cupcake's nursery is still not decorated. We moved about a month ago, so we never set up an actual nursery until now. And, of course, being a new mom, I don't have all the time in the world to DIY her nursery like I want to. So, I am slowly adding things. When it is complete (hopefully before she turns 1), I will show it in it's entirety. 

I am doing a whimsical bird theme in fuchsia, turquoise,light green, and pale yellow.

I started with an easy project-a little Bird Chalkboard.

I found the wooden bird at Michael's on sale for $1 and grabbed it immediately. I wanted to do some sort of chalkboard and this was perfect for the theme!

Only one problem-Michael's (and every other craft store in my area) stopped selling colored chalkboard paint. Why? At the height of its popularity!

Fortunately, my dear Hobby Lobby had a solution:

Americana Clear Chalkbard Coating*.

It turns any paint into chalkboard paint! You just paint it over the dried paint. I was skeptical, but it works wonderfully!

I don't write well with normal chalk, so I love this product too:

Pentel's wet-erase chalk marker*-
writes like a pen and looks like chalk (and is).
You can find them cheapest here. *

In case you're curious, the fabric I used is from the Tea Garden Collection by Dena. You'll be seeing it a lot. :-) 

Delightfully Creating,

 *All products and stores mentioned are promoted because I've used and love them-I've received no compensation and all opinions are mine.

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  1. That chalkboard coating looks super fun - glad to know it actually works too.

    Also, can you 'erase' the chalk pen? I assume since it's named "Wet Erase" that means it erases with water, but just wanted to check.

  2. Love the colors! I love birds so I may just have to go to Michael's and buy one of these. Thanks for the tips on the chalkboard paint!

  3. Wonderful! Thanks for letting us know about the chalkboard coating. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hello April! Visiting from Anything Goes~ Such a great idea~ I did not know this product existed. THX!

  5. So cute, love the tip on how to turn any paint into chalkboard paint. Thanks for sharing this on A Crafty Soiree, I've featured it in the newest one up tonight at midnight. C'mon by and check it out when you can!


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