Keep out, kids only! Use a small artist’s canvas, chalkboard paint and marker pens to make a sign for your bedroom door.
Gather your supplies
• Primed canvas board 5” x 7” (12 x 17cm)
• Painter’s tape
• Chalkboard paint in black
You’ll also need
Ruler; mini paint roller or brush; marker pen in black; marker pen in another colour (optional); chalk (for writing); self-adhesive picture-hanging strips.
Tip To wipe away chalk, use a damp cloth and only wipe the painted surface.
Step 1 On 1 face of canvas, measure and mark up a centred rectangle, allowing a 3cm border.
Step 2 Stick tape around outside of marked up rectangle until all of border is covered. Press tape flat to avoid paint bleed later.
Step 3 Use roller or brush to paint marked rectangle with 2 coats of chalkboard paint. Let paint dry after each coat.
Step 4 Carefully peel away tape, then use marker pen and ruler to draw a ‘frame’ around painted section, using main picture as a guide. You may wish to colour in frame with marker pens – we used green and yellow.
Step 5 Centre picture-hanging strips to top edge of back of sign and stick in position on door. Write your name or message using chalk.