Give your drawers a fun update with this clever idea from our friends at Hobbycraft.
By coating the sides and front of a set of drawers in blackboard paint a simple piece of furniture can create hours of fun for the family.
If that’s not a selling point then we don’t know what is. Children will love being allowed to scribble all over a piece of your furniture and it will create a gorgeous family feel to whatever room you choose to put it in.
Blackboard paint is a magical product that creates, as the name suggest, a blackboard finish on whatever you coat in it.
You can easily achieve this finish in a day, giving a real sense of accomplishment. We love a quick and easy craft project like this!
You will need
-Chest of drawers
Sand down the drawers to remove any loose paint or varnish and to give the new paint a good surface to stick to.
Give the top and sides of the chest two coats of white paint. Once dry, mask off the area to be turned into a blackboard surface. Press the edges of the tape down firmly, so no paint seeps through.
Paint the masked off areas of the chest with blackboard paint – we found it didn’t take long to do two coats. When the chest is completely dry, carefully remove the masking tape, then just scribble away!