GL Crafts: Chalk It Up!

Want to give your crib a new “outlook”? How about decorating the door to your private domain? Sure, the huge “Keep Out” sign is somewhat effective, and that hook is handy for hangin’ your hoodie on—but you’ve got to admit, it’s not exactly stylish. We’ve whipped up a simple, inexpensive idea to make your dull door dazzle. And, hey! Before you get too excited, make sure you get your parents’ go-ahead. Oh, and one word of caution: dropcloth! 


*Chalkboard Paint (found at home improvement or paint stores)
*Small Plastic Purse


1. Following the directions on the paint can, prep your door as instructed.

2. Put one or two coats of chalkboard paint over the primed door, being sure to let dry completely between coats.

3. Once both coats have dried, carefully outline the edges of the door with your trim material (we glued on a gold bolder).

4. Tuck some pretty pastel chalk into a little handbag, and hang it on your doorknob for easy access.

Now, you have a chalkboard “write” on your door for leaving messages and mindless doodles. Just wipe with a damp cloth to erase existing messages and start anew. Can’t “knock” that!

By: Vicky Lorencen

8/22/2008 10:35:00 AM