13 February 2013

Cookie Sheet Chalkboard


Hello friends! Hope you are all having a good day!

I thought I would share with you a very quick project today. On the weekend when I was snowed in I decided to get to work on a few little projects I'd been wanting to do for a while and this is one of them.

I loved this idea from Emily about making a chalkboard out of a wooden cutting board:


{find it}

Cute, right? However, I didn't have a wooden cutting board on hand, but I did have a cookie sheet that I wasn't using. {Plus, I'm 99% certain I've seen the idea of applying chalkboard paint to cookie sheets floating around Pinterest}. So I got to work.

All this project involved was chalkboard paint & an old cookie sheet {or a new one I guess}. Next up, get painting. I did 3 coats to get it fully covered and waited about an hour between each coat {as per the instructions on the paint label}. Depending on the paint, and your cookie sheet, it may only take 2 for you. However, I would definitely recommend more than 1 coat of paint to be sure the surface is fully covered.


*I promise you the cookie sheet in the above photo is clean*

Once you have applied your 2-3 coats of paint, let the piece sit and dry for about 3 days. After that you should be good to go! Before writing on it chalk it up {take a piece of chalk and run it on it's side all over the piece}. Wipe clean & then message away!

I think it will be great for writing down things we need:


Or just fun messages:


So there you have it. If you're looking for something to chalkboard, look no further than your kitchen cupboards!

Hope you're all having a wonderful week!

10 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing this DIY!!

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  2. Cute! -no worries every single cookie sheet I own looks like that:) well seasoned!

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    1. Haha! Glad to know I'm not alone :)

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  3. I'll have to remember to do that when I get a new cookie sheet. I am always baking & mine is getting pretty warn. I saw some other ideas for them on Pinterest too that were neat. Visiting from DearCreatives.com Drop by sometime.

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  4. I love this idea!! So cute! Thanks for following me on FB! I "liked" you back! Your blog is adorable! The colors are great!

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  5. I have so many worn out cookie sheets that i could do this with! Great idea. A row of them on the wall in the kitchen would look neat - maybe even in different colours since BM makes chalkboard in every colour now.

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    1. Yes, would be fun to see it in different colours! Let me know if you do that, would love to see :)

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  6. I have two old cookie sheets that are icky that I've been meaning to do something with. I'm thinking chalkboard paint is a nifty idea. Plus magnets stick to it! So you can stick notes or important papers to it.

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  7. I'm getting ready to "tackle" my kitchen, so I've been looking for ideas. This one is a KEEPER! Thanks!

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