How to Seal Chalkboard Art



A few months ago I made these chalkboard toy boxes for the littles.  I fully expected the lettering to dissappear moments after taking this picture, but surprisingly they have stayed pretty much in tact.  So much so that I have grown quite fond of them & wanted them to be permanent.  Well who knew... all I needed was a can of hairspray!  Just a quick few sprays & it is set.  No more smudges.  Just be prepared for the following...

  • Your chalk design will fade when wet, but will come back vibrant once dry.
  • Your house will smell like hairspray.  (I hate hairspray!  I think I was traumatized as a child... So much so that I have had the same can of hairspray since I met my husband 10 years ago.  That is how often I use it.)


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xo - K



15 comments:

  1. Her room is so adorable, thanks for the tip!

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  2. i am in love with the gallery wall

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  3. Good to know!! That's hilarious about the hairspray.. I use to hate it as a kid too!

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  4. I absolutely love the lamp! I would love to know where you got it!

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    1. Thanks JoAnna! I actually did it. It was originally a burgundy lamp that I painted white & I free handed the gold polka dots with a gold leaf pen.

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  5. Im so Excited for this tip thanks!!
    Laura from Life We Live 4

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  6. Awesome tip girl! Gorgeous gallery. I love your work :).

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  7. who knew i might have to try it thanks for sharing

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  8. Where did you get the bookshelf? And the boxes?

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    1. Ikea for the shelf... it is discontinued now. & the boxes were originally wine crates we had on hand.

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  9. Does this just temporarily seal to make the design last longer and prevent smudges, or does it make the design permanent?

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    1. Well, I sealed these boxes a year ago & they have been played with daily. They still look exactly the same... I think if i were to scrub them with soap & water, the design would probably come off, they have held up to a two year old for a year. (Best answer I could provide! lol)

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  10. I painted the kids wall with the chalkboard paint & would like to know do I have to do any thing to seal it before the kida can use it?

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    1. No. All you have to do is prime the wall with a layer of chalk. Easiest way to do this is take the chalk long ways & cover the entire wall. After its covered, erase it & you are good to go!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I always love feedback on what my lovely readers { like you } are thinking. Feel free to ask any questions or you can always email me at thehuntedinterior@gmail.com

K

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