How To: Chalkboard Rocks For Leaving Notes
a while ago, I went to the Habitat Home Improvement Outlet in So. Seattle. And on their paint shelf…next to the heirloom white and butter yellow minis, they had a quart of chalkboard paint.
When I went to check out, the checker tried to tell me
“Where did you get this? I don’t think it is for sell. I think this is our chalkboard paint”
I looked around and saw all the chalkboard decor.
He got a clue.
Sold me the quart and understood if he didn’t want something to be sold
it shouldn’t be set on the shelf.
Especially on the PAINT shelf.
I could see if I had picked it up in the nail section.
I picked it up in the paint section.
And so like everyone else, it is time for another chalkboard project.
Start with a super sized (paper plate sized) rock and slap on the paint
Preferably, with a sponge brush
Continue with much more reasonable sized rocks
Give PB props for realizing that smooth rocks are so much easier
to paint and chalk up
than knubbly rocks are
Once dry, SEASON your chalkboards people!
No matter how pretty those smooth hard black rocks look
If you don’t season your rocks by scribbling them up with chalk
rubbing that chalk in
and then wiping it off
you will see your first message
who wants that?
Throw them in a vase (gently, of course)
and call it done.
You can check this post
for various places you can use your rocks in your home
I used the big one on my kitchen window sill
after I scribbled
Your turn. Show me your rocks!
This one is totally Easy.
DIY addicts already have chalkboard paint on hand.
Or know where you can get some at a similar ReStore|Habitat type shop for super cheap.
Or use your Mike’s or Jo’s coupon and get some there for super cheap.
Dig up some smooth rocks.
Or buy them at said crafty store.
Break out the sponge brush and slap on the paint.
Or just drop them in the can and fish them out later.
Whatever floats your boat.