DIY: Chalkboard.

Today’s DIY project is so simple you’re not even going to break out in a sweat. Although, given the recent heat, even just walking out onto the balcony is taxing. I’ve previously mentioned the paint brand Rust-Oleum, a luxury item in the chalkboard world, so when I came across the Martha Stewart Crafts collection at Michaels in Vancouver, I was like a kid in a candy store. Literally. I know I’m not being helpful by recommending a product that isn’t available in Hong Kong (nor do the US retailers ship internationally at this point in time) but I discovered a chalkboard paint in the middle of busy Mong Kok for an absolute bargain. Now, don’t say I don’t share.


DIY Chalkboard Materials:
Black Chalkboard paint @ HK$24 for 59ml – Art Supplies Professional |   77 Bute Street (at Sai Yee Street)  | Mong Kok
Foam paint brush – any art shop
Surface to paint on (frame is from Michaels for CAD$2 or alternatively the wooden board is from CN Square for HK$25)


1. Make sure your surface is clean and apply the chalkboard paint generously.
2. Using the foam paintbrush, brush the paint in one direction to cover the surface.
3. Allow the paint to dry for one hour then apply the second coat in the opposite direction.
4. Once it’s dry, write out your sweet nothings!



  • August 30, 2012 - 11:14 pm | Permalink

    The chalkboard paint also comes in that soft green? Your HK supplier has something over the US, then! Have only seen it in black.

    • August 31, 2012 - 8:32 am | Permalink

      Unfortunately the chalkboard paint was the Martha Stewart one from Michaels, not in HK! That means you can get it! Oh I could wonder around that store everyday.


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