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06/06/2012 08:29 am ET | Updated Oct 08, 2012

Craft Of The Day: How To Make A Chalkboard In Any Color You'd Like (PHOTOS)

If you'd like to speak your mind in color, this Craft Of The Day is definitely for you. This simple project from A Beautiful Mess allows you to create a custom chalkboard in any color you could possibly want. The secret? Mixing two "ingredients" that you can find at any hardware or home improvement store. (Spoiler alert: One of those ingredients is paint.) To find out more, keep reading!

chalkboard paint diy

Photo by Emma Chapman of A Beautiful Mess.

You'll Need:
Paint brush
1 cup acrylic paint
1'x1' wooden board
Mixing cup
2 tablespoons non-sanded grout (like Polyblend from Home Depot)
Plastic spoon/paint mixer

How to Make It:
1. Measure out one tablespoon of non-sanded grout and one half cup of acrylic paint in the color of your choice.
2. In a mixing cup, stir the grout into the paint until there are no lumps.
3. Paint your board with two coats of paint, covering it completely.
4. Once dry, hang it anywhere and start doodling!

*Note: Only make as much paint as you plan on using at the time, as it quickly hardens and doesn't store as well as other paints.

For the full tutorial visit A Beautiful Mess.

And, be sure to check out our other great crafts in our Craft Of The Day slideshow below.

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