Chalkboard Paint Is The Perfect Solution To Hide The Ugly

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Have you ever been to a garage sale and spotted the perfect piece from across the garage?  This happened to me the other day.  I spotted this wooden box and I knew I loved it and wanted it.  The only problem was it had an ugly painting on the front.  I grabbed it anyway because, as Peggy said, “you have to look beyond the ugly”!  I knew that chalkboard paint could fix this and I would have the perfect piece!

 

I spotted this wooden box at a garage sale and knew I could hide the ugly painted side with chalkboard paint. So that is exactly what I did. Now I have the perfect farmhouse wooden box for my home! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Farmhouse Wooden Box With Chalkboard Paint

Supplies Needed: I have included affiliate links for your convenience.  You can read my full disclosure here.

Wooden Box

DecoArt Chalkboard Paint

Foam Brush

Masking/Frog Tape

Chalkboard Marker/Pencil

Getting Started

Blog posts are really supposed to be at least 300 words but I am not sure I will even hit that since this project is soooo easy!  There are not many steps but here we go.

Step 1:  Mask off the design you are trying to cover.  In this case it was this painted grapes design.  The rest of the wooden box was perfect and I didn’t want to change any of it.

 

I spotted this wooden box at a garage sale and knew I could hide the ugly painted side with chalkboard paint. So that is exactly what I did. Now I have the perfect farmhouse wooden box for my home! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Step 2:  Use masking tape/frog tape to mask off the design and create a border.  Use a foam brush and paint on 2 coats of the chalkboard paint.  I am using DecoArt brand.  I have this small bottle and it has lasted through many projects including my wooden calendar, my Lucky plate for St. Pat’s and the drink station I just completed not too long ago.

 

I spotted this wooden box at a garage sale and knew I could hide the ugly painted side with chalkboard paint. So that is exactly what I did. Now I have the perfect farmhouse wooden box for my home! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

When the first coat of paint is dry, add another coat.  Remove the tape but let this coat dry overnight.   The next day season your new chalkboard.  To do this use a piece of chalk on its side and cover the entire chalkboard area with chalk.  Wipe it off with a damp cloth and you are ready to go.

Step 3:  Create your beautiful design.  I like to find chalkboard lettering ideas on Pinterest or design my own.  This time I used this saying that I had seen on Fixer Upper.  That Joanna Gaines has the best ideas!

I created the design using two fonts that I liked in Photoshop Elements 15.

 

I spotted this wooden box at a garage sale and knew I could hide the ugly painted side with chalkboard paint. So that is exactly what I did. Now I have the perfect farmhouse wooden box for my home! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

At this point you could print it out and trace it onto your box or you can just eyeball it like I did.  Now, it did take me several tries but that is the beauty of chalkboard right? You can erase and start over as many times as you like!

Now, as easy as that, I have the perfect farmhouse, wooden box for my home that I love!  And I finally took down the Easter decor.

 

 


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The Final Result

 

I spotted this wooden box at a garage sale and knew I could hide the ugly painted side with chalkboard paint. So that is exactly what I did. Now I have the perfect farmhouse wooden box for my home! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

The box is quite large so to fill it up I added four large mason jars.  It is simple but I love it.  The green inside the box was already there.

 

I spotted this wooden box at a garage sale and knew I could hide the ugly painted side with chalkboard paint. So that is exactly what I did. Now I have the perfect farmhouse wooden box for my home! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

I spotted this wooden box at a garage sale and knew I could hide the ugly painted side with chalkboard paint. So that is exactly what I did. Now I have the perfect farmhouse wooden box for my home! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

My lettering is not perfect by any means but it looks fine and does the trick.

 

I spotted this wooden box at a garage sale and knew I could hide the ugly painted side with chalkboard paint. So that is exactly what I did. Now I have the perfect farmhouse wooden box for my home! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Have you painted with chalkboard paint yet?  If so, what did you make?

 

I spotted this wooden box at a garage sale and knew I could hide the ugly painted side with chalkboard paint. So that is exactly what I did. Now I have the perfect farmhouse wooden box for my home! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

If you like it…Pin It!

 

I spotted this wooden box at a garage sale and knew I could hide the ugly painted side with chalkboard paint. So that is exactly what I did. Now I have the perfect farmhouse wooden box for my home! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. Carolann

    Love this Michelle! What font is that? It’s so darn cute!

    15 . 05 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Carolann! The word “today” is AuraBlueBold Regular font. It is pretty fancy! LOL!

      16 . 05 . 2017
  2. Peggy

    Well this turned out rather adorable, didn’t it? Nicely done!

    15 . 05 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thank you Peggy! I love it now that the grapes are gone.

      16 . 05 . 2017
  3. Lynn Spencer

    Michelle, what a fun little box and so glad you were able to look past the lovely fruit painting. You can’t beat chalkpaint to change the look on…it looks great.

    But I have to tell you that your staircase is absolutely lovely…Caught my eye right off the bat.

    Have a great evening.

    Lynn

    15 . 05 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Lynn! Thank you for the nice staircase comment. It is a great feature of our home. It is too bad that it is hidden in a little alcove that doesn’t get seen by too many people. I am glad you like the box too!

      16 . 05 . 2017
  4. Michelle James

    Such a great makeover!! Love Peggy’s idea of looking past the ugly! This is beautiful!

    16 . 05 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thank you Michelle. Peggy is a smart one. She really has a knack for finding the good stuff although I found this one all on my own. I am so proud of myself. LOL!

      17 . 05 . 2017
  5. Sue

    Yeah, I love this ugly box turned perfect farmhouse display box you made Michelle. I have chalk and need a chalk pencil or marker that is for sure. It looks really good on your table with the mason jars.

    19 . 05 . 2017
    • Michelle

      The chalk markers are amazing Sue! You can get such a brighter and more concise line with them as opposed to the chalk. You will love them. Thanks!

      21 . 05 . 2017
  6. Heather Northington

    This turned out great! Never would have guessed what it was before. Nice job Michelle.

    07 . 06 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thanks Heather. The grapes were a little much for my taste! Chalkboard paint to the rescue!

      07 . 06 . 2017

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