I had three of these galvanized steel buckets from Ikea… 99 cents each! I decided I wanted to put these buckets on my “use to be coffee table” desk.
I took painter tape and taped off the area to the size I wanted. Make sure you press firmly on the seam… using the back of a spoon works great!
Then I went to layering the chalkboard paint. I really should have done a primer layer, oh well. So after 1 coat it looked like this…
4 coats total and they were ready to “season.” After you’re finished with all your layers of paint & it’s dried for 24 hours, you need to rub the paint with the side of your chalk.
Then you can wipe it off and write on your new chalkboards.
I love labeling things… just makes you feel more organized!
Once more project done…
I’m sharing this project at the following fab parties:
Show & Tell @ Blue Cricket, Penny Pinching @ Thrifty Home, Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple, Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage, 100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond the Picket Fence, Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous, Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest and Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk