Make your own chalkboard meal planner

Make your own chalkboard meal planner


Posted 27th June

It's time to add some order to your meals!

Here, we have a handy tutorial from Rust-Oleum for you today, as we find out how Cheryl Lumley transformed a piece of MDF into a stunning chalkboard planner in 5 simple steps.

You will need:

Wood offcut or an old picture frame
Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Paint in Black
Rust-Oleum Metallic Finish Furniture Paint in Gold
Rust-Oleum Metallic Leafing Pen in Gold

Directions

1. Make sure the MDF is clean and free from dust, then paint on two coats of Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Paint, I used Black but you could use Red, Blue, Pink or even Clear if you wanted a different colour to match your room scheme.

Top Tip: A light sand in between coats will give you an extra smooth surface but it’s not essential.

2. Once the paint is fully dry, mask off a 2cm border with painters tape, then paint two coats of Rust-Oleum Metallic Finish Furniture Paint in Gold. Before the second coat is fully dry remove the painters tape gently.

Top Tip: If you leave it to dry too much it may crack when you take it off. You can also use masking tape, but painters tape will give a much neater line. I’ve learned that through some bad experiences!

3. Measure the space you have and divide it by 7 to give you the line split. Measure and mark out in pencil where you need to draw your lines, then go over then carefully with the Rust-Oleum Metallic Leafing Pen, I used Gold.

4. Stencil the days of the week on each row using a Rust-Oleum Metallic Leafing Pen. I used a stencil that I had but you could do these freehand if you don’t have one. Then draw a vertical line to the side of the letters to define the chalk-able area.

Tutorial courtesy of Rust-Oleum






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