I'm currently obsessed with this blue chalkboard paint from Martha Stewart. If you follow my Facebook Fan Page, you would have seen the chair and box I painted... [yes, I share some of my home decor projects on my Facebook Fan Page...]. I also made this cute little chalkboard for my desk. :)
I started out with a piece of wood from the art store. Then I applied a coat of gesso.
When that dried, I applied two coats of Martha Stewart chalkboard paint, allowing one hour between coats according to the instructions on the bottle.
Then I prepped the surface by running a chalk over it.
Next I used The Crafter's Workshop stencil with some Faber Castell Pitt Pastels. You can use chalk here but I find the pencils much easier to use. Once you are happy with your design, you can spray a fixative over the surface.
Super fun and easy project!