Monday, March 14, 2011

Chalkboard Paint on Glass

So, I am amazed that the one cup of Turquoise Chalkboard paint I used for previous projects is still happening!  It all started with my post earlier this month.  All in all, I have made six projects with this 8 oz. bottle of paint and a bit of unsanded tile grout.   I made two more things and still have more left.  Ha! Here’s hoping you aren’t tired of this yet because here it comes!   Once again, here is the link to Martha Stewart where I found the magic Chalkboard potion!

I used a wine glass and a recycled jar here.  Painted the top of the jar with my favorite Krylon Bright Idea yellow gloss.  Using masking tape {I will use painter’s tape next time because when you let a wine glass sit around for several months with masking tape it gets a little gummy.  Duh.}  I  framed a square place to paint . And whoa!  big faux pas here - real big mistake.  I know there is a picture of these taped but in my frenzy to free up memory space on my camera they must have been deleted :(    Wish I had a picture but I know you know what I am talking about.   You are some of the smartest and talented people I know!   Please accept my apologies!  I'm learning every day.

Okay - back to the post.  It took several layers of paint and next time I will prepare the glass with  a surface conditioner to make it easier. {But it’s not necessary.  I just had to paint extra coats and be patient.  :( }   Rubbed a piece of chalk on its side all over the painted area and wiped it off to cure it.    

They are ready to go!  I filled the jar with my daughter’s favorite Easter candy, Robin’s Eggs.  {Well one of her many favorites and that is another story for another day!}

I also redid {yea I did} my 1 x 2 foot Chalkboard.  Added a starfish for a little more “beachy”  look.   Always changing always dreaming!  And join me for a walk on the beach  


  1. Hey Mimi, so nice to meet you and thank you so very much for your so generous comments on my dishes.
    This is a great idea about the chalkboard paint on glass! My granddaughters would love t! They can decorate their own glasses and things.
    Happy St. Patty's to you and yours.

  2. Thank you Fabby! I hope your granddaughters have a chance to try this. I love any child's art - they paint so freely. I can only imagine how much fun your granddaughters have with you! And you have with them. Perhaps one day a post of their work?

  3. Fabulous! You can actually start a workshop of yours.

  4. can chalkboard painted glasses be washed?

  5. @Anonymous
    I do hand wash these. I haven't tried it in the dishwasher and imagine it might not work

  6. Did you put anything on the chalk paint on the wine glass? I did some chalkboard paint on wine glasses and when water hit the paint it messed up.


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