Okay, so I was wasting hours on Pintrest one afternoon, an addiction that has taken over the country, and I ran across a lady who turned the side of a hutch into a chalkboard. I got one of those, “I can do that” moments. I don’t have a hutch or a china cabinet thing or really anything with a side in my kitchen, so I brainstormed a little. What I came up with is a chalkboard made from a cookie sheet.
First I found a cheap cookie sheet (the cheapest we could find was around $5). My husband made two holes at the top so I could put ribbon through.
I had chalkboard paint, so I painted the back side of the cookie sheet. I followed the directions on the bottle, but had to do 4 coats instead of 2.
After the paint dried, I put the ribbon through the holes and did some detailed painting. My kitchen theme is Mickey Mouse, so the colors I used were red and yellow.
I let it sit 24 hours and then conditioned it by rubbing chalk on it, then wiped off the chalk.
I am happy with the final product, however I realize putting chalkboard paint directly on metal isn’t a good idea. I should have put a layer of something else between the cookie sheet and the paint. When writing with the chalk, it scratches a little and some of the paint has come off.