Upcycling beginner? Starting with a small, child’s chair can be an inexpensive project to tackle whilst you are whetting your appetite in the creative world of DIY. You don’t have to cover the whole chair, just select areas.
You can give the chair legs a dipped paint effect, play around with colour or as we’ve done, create a chalkboard panel on the back of the chair.
With children’s furniture colour is key and Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Paint comes in pink, red, blue and classic black, so you can compliment the style of their bedroom or play area.
Want to give it a go? Check out the step-by-step guide below or watch our how-to video above!
Preparation is key so before you get started make sure the surface is clean, dry and free from grease or contaminents by rubbing over with a damp cloth. Leave to dry or wipe over with a dry rag to remove any excess.
Mask off any areas you don’t want to paint with tape, being especially careful round the edges to make sure you get a tidy finish.
When you’re ready, give the paint a good stir to make sure the colour pigment is thoroughly mixed.
Now you’re ready to go, apply the paint with a suitably sized brush (we suggest using a smaller one for the edges or any carved out details). Use a steady back and forth motion, making sure you overlap strokes as you go to avoid any unwanted brush marks.
As with most paints two to three coats will give you the best results but if you’re ever unsure check the instructions on the tin. Remember to leave at least two hours between coats.
Once dry, you’re chair is ready to write on.
Top Tip! To reduce ghosting, rub the side of the chalk over the chalkboard surface and wipe off.