For a while I have had this idea to paint the inside of my vintage hutch with chalkboard paint.
But….it would be permanent and although I didn’t spend a lot for this piece($60),
I still wasn’t sure if I would like -FOREVER.
if I put contact paper up first over the glass &
then painted with chalkboard paint it wouldn’t be-FOREVER.
So that is what I did & you can to, with just about anything!
Let the truth be told,
I adore chalkboard piant now but maybe not in years to come,
so this way it’s a win win.
In case you were wondering……
is what you will need.
Benjamin Moore’s chalkboard paint is the BEST!!!
You know when you wipe & it leaves a white fog over the paint, well this doesn’t.
Also, the Mod Podge tool is a must for those air bubbles. Work from the middle & out.
Oh, I forgot you may need an exacto knife especially if you are painting a mirror or an inset.
If you want clean lines use painters tape, it is worth the time!
Also, I did have to seam it in the middle so don’t worry if your contact paper isn’t wide enough, once you paint you won’t be able to tell.
It’s fun & unexpected and the best part -REMOVABLE!
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Looks awesome, Jen! Great job. ( :
Great idea! Shared itbon facebook!
These old hutches are beautiful. I have one very similiar and I just love it! They have such a neat shape!
Genius!!! I love it and the way you’ve got it decorated! The message is cute too!
Super cute – good idea!
What a brilliant idea for a temporary solution – and it looks fantastic!
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Very clever and a great look. Sure enjoyed looking around your blog. You have a nice place here.
What a great idea! Love using contact paper for other projects, never thought of painting it. Great job!
This is so pretty! Love your home. Saw this featured on MMS and I am your newest follower. Cant wait to see your next project.
beautiful and Love that it is removable!! this is the ticket for the glass top door in my boys room. My husband thanks you (: and thanks from me too!
This turned out wonderful:) I have been debating on turning a large mirror I have into a chalkboard…but I love mirrors and didn’t have the heart to do it. This would be perfect:) Thanks for sharing:)
What a great idea! I never thought of using contact paper, that is awesome!
Thanks so much for the contact paper tip!!! Love it! 🙂
Thanks for sharing!
Hi!! Curious what is the name of grey paint you selected on your wall? My daughter lovessss it!
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