Upcycled Pitcher with Chalkboard Paint
Upcycle old ceramic pitchers, jars, vases and more with chalkboard paint for fun, and versatile décor! This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to make fabulous upcycled art with chalkboard paint very inexpensively.
Do you have any old ceramic containers just laying around that you may not find as attractive as you once did, no longer match your home decor, or possible you inherited or found at a garage sale for cheap and would like to remake them into something fabulous? Why not join the chalkboard paint crazy? With chalkboard paint, you can simply paint over that old ceramic do-dad, write on it with chalk (seriously) and change up the look and feel of your old containers.
• Note: this project did not require priming. If you feel you would like to prime before using chalkboard paint, use a latex primer. Allow your latex primer to dry for a minimum of 2 hours before applying chalkboard paint.
Upcycled Pitcher with Chalkboard Paint Supplies Needed:
Upcycled Pitcher with Chalkboard Paint Directions:
• Stir your chalkboard paint with your paintbrush. Do not stir too much or too hard as you could cause the elements that allow you to draw on the chalkboard paint to breakdown.
• Using a foam brush (you can use a regular paintbrush if you like, just be hyper-aware of brush marks), paint the chalkboard paint onto the pitcher using even strokes. Make sure to apply uniformly, no drips or marks. Make sure you overlap all your brush strokes to reduce the chance of brushstrokes or marks.
• Make sure to paint the spout and handle!
• Apply three coats of chalkboard paint. Allow to dry for a minimum of 4 hours between coats (overnight would be better). If you need more than three coats for coverage, that is fine. Sometimes the use of a latex primer – especially a tinted latex primer – should be considered. Usually with a primer, three coats of chalkboard paint. is enough.
• Note: the inside of this vase was not painted.
• Allow your pitcher to dry completely before chalking.
• The chalk design on this pitcher is simple:
• Draw a horseshoe shape with a break in the middle on the bottom.
• Then, draw small leaf shapes on the inside and outside of the line.
• Fill in the horseshoe shape with a simple letter, making it thicker and adding perpendicular lines on the “ends” of the letter.
• You can draw anything onto the pitcher, it doesn’t have to be letters or horseshoes, and the chalk does not have to be white!
Draw what works with your home decor, your children’s rooms, your outdoor patio, etc. Draw what fits your lifestyle, area, and personal preference!
To paint over chalkboard paint:
• If you eventually decide to paint over your chalkboard paint … say a different color perhaps, you will need to rough up the previously applied chalkboard paint using 180 grit sandpaper.
• Then, wash the area you roughed up with soap and water.
• Allow to dry.
• Apply a latex primer
• Allow to dry for at least 2 hours.
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