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Getting Creative with Chalk Paints

Known for its quick-drying composition and its versatile ability to be used directly on furniture items without the need for a primer, chalk paints are becoming a highly popular option for those looking for a fast and highly functional way to liven up their next craft project.

No matter whether you're looking to bring your old pieces of furniture back to life or are seeking a creative way to add a splash of contemporary colour to your home, our handy guide to Chalk Paints is sure to inspire an array of wicked and wild craft creations.

Upcycling Projects

When it comes to recycling items that you already own, upcycling is sure to become a firm favoruite hobby! From bedroom furniture to household essentials, the possibilities really are endless when it comes to rejunivating your beloved items. Not too sure where to start? Check out our Introductory Guide to Upcycling for inspiration!

What many didn't know is that chalk paints can also be used when painting on fabric! Great for diluting with water to help provide an even coat, here are our Top Project Ideas when combining Chalk Paints with fabrics:
 

  • Perfectly Painted Pillows - Why not accentuate your sofa or outdoor living area with an array of vibrantly coloured cushions
     
  • Corner Chairs and Statement Sofas - Perfect for creating that statement style you've been dreaming of, why not liven up your living room with a stunning new design
     
  • DIY Coasters and Coffee Table Runners - A great way to bring a splash of colour and charm to any dining room environment or coffee table
     

Painting Furniture Using Chalk Paint

If you're planning on re-decorating your old furniture or have managed to acquire something that you know would look great when repainted, then there are a handful of important steps to consider when painting furniture:

Creative Chalkboard Walls

If you're looking to add a little more creativity to your home, then chalkboard walls are sure to go down well! Specially designed paints such as the Rust-Oleum Doodle Wall Paint or the Ronseal One Coat Blackboard Paint Black are perfect for accentuating kitchens, hallways, and even kids' bedrooms.

No matter whether you're looking to create a full feature wall or are looking to paint smaller cut-out areas to pair with a DIY oranate frame for a more Boho vibe, the possibilities really are endless.

What's more, once your little one's have finished scribbling or you decide to switch up the current decorative designs, it's super-easy to clean. Simply add a drop of detergent to water and wipe down with a suitable cloth!

Looking for something a little different? If so, why not step your decorative design up a notch by creating your own magnetic chalkboard wall! Paints such as the Johnstone's Metallic Paint or the Rust-Oleum Magnetic Chalkboard Paint are great for turning everyday objects, not just walls, into magnetic canvases. If you're not quite ready to completely re-decorate, then why not opt for the Self Adhesive Blackboard Vinyl and Chalks - quick and easy-to-stick and perfect for getting creative whilst on the go.

Decorative Accessories

Don't forget the essentials! Chalks such as the Pack of 20 Grafix Jumbo Chalks, Neon Chalk Lettering Kit, Pack of 48 Chalks, or the Chalk Set with Eraser are perfect drawing essentials, whilst cleaning accessories such as the Pack of 10 Spontex Essentials All Purpose Cloths, Pack of 4 Spontex Essentials Sponge Cloths, or the Marigold Wiper Upper All Purpose Cloth are sure to help leave your new creative canvas ready for re-decorating after each and every use.

Inspiration for your home