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Upcycled Chalkboard Plaque

By: Tammy Tutterow from Tammy Tutterow Designs

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Change the look of your space in no time at all. Create your own Upcycled Chalkboard Plaque using an old wooden wall handing and some chalkboard paint. Make your own chalkboard using paint and add an inspiring phrase to make the piece extra special and meaningful. This is a great homemade gift idea - be sure to take one along to a housewarming party.

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  • Plaid Folk Art Chalk Paint
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Paints
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Paint Daubers
  • Plaid Folk Art Painting Stencil
  • White gel pen
  • White chalk pen
  • Upcycled wooden wall plaque
  • Masking tape



  1. Mask off any areas of the plaque that you do not want to paint.
  2. Apply two to three even coats of chalkboard paint to the front of the wooden plaque. Let each layer dry well before adding another.
  3. When paint is dry, tape stencil in place on the plaque.
  4. Use paint daubers to apply paint to the plaque through the stencil. Try to use a small amount of paint at a time to avoid seepage under the stencil. Use a pouncing motion to apply. Build the color in layers.
  5. Remove the stencil and allow the painted design to dry well.
  6. Use a white gel pen to accent the painted design. The gel pen will mimic the look of chalk and will tie in the motif to the chalkboard area.
  7. Allow the chalkboard paint to cure according to directions. Once it has cured, use chalk or a chalk pen to add a sentiment.
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Chalkboard signs are very trendy right now and sell for a lot at hobby stores and craft fairs. I'd like to make my own for the laundry room, but I don't know if I'm that creative!


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