Please feel free to Pin any of these images!The first thing I want to show you is a recent change. Before, this was a black dresser and the chalkboard was a mirror. The dresser was in desperate need of a coat of paint and I was planning on painting it silver. But when I did a few coats in white, I really liked the way it looked with the chalkboard mirror. For the chalkboard mirror, I sanded down the mirror surface to be more rough, then painted it with Decorart's Chalkboard paint that I had on hand. I did lots of coats because it was starting to scratch off. I also had to use a softer chalk. CHALKBOARD TIPS Here are a few tips I learned when doing a chalkboard (it's harder than it looks!)
- Get the chalkboard wet. This helps in so many ways but the finished result looks amazing.
- Dip your chalk in water. This also helped to keep things wet. It looks really light at first but it dries much darker.
- Use a wet rag as an eraser. This will help with 'ghosting' -the leftover chalkings from using a dry eraser. Don't use a paper towel since it leaves little particles behind.
- Practice, practice practice. I'm still not 100% happy with how this turned out but it was good enough and it was 1 am so I was ready for bed.