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Chalkboard Mini Desk


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Design by: RockinRenee (42 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 2 hours to 3 hours
Project tags: School Home Décor/Accents Vintage Trendy Kids Grade School Preschool/Kindergarten Gifts Vinyl

This project shows you how to repurpose a step stool into a chalkboard mini desk.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Chalkboard Fonts Cricut cartridge
  • Wood stool
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Black matte vinyl
  • Transfer tape
  • Paint brush
  • Painter
  • Sandpaper

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Select your step stool to refurbish.
Use painter's tape to mask off the top of the stool which will become the chalkboard desk top.
Paint the top of the stool with chalkboard paint. Apply two coats, allowing 3 hours of drying time between coats.
Using the attached file and your favorite Cricut machine, cut the lettering and numbering out in black vinyl. Remove the negative of the cuts.
Burnish the lettering/numbering on to transfer paper.
Position the lettering/numbering as desired on to your project with the transfer tape. Burnish on to your project.
Create a more antique/shabby look by sandpapering the edges so that the natural wood peeks through.
Wipe the desk down and fill with chalk and art supplies for your little one.

Step 1

Select your step stool to refurbish.

Step 2

Use painter's tape to mask off the top of the stool which will become the chalkboard desk top.

Step 3

Paint the top of the stool with chalkboard paint. Apply two coats, allowing 3 hours of drying time between coats.

Step 4

Using the attached file and your favorite Cricut machine, cut the lettering and numbering out in black vinyl. Remove the negative of the cuts.

Step 5

Burnish the lettering/numbering on to transfer paper.

Step 6

Position the lettering/numbering as desired on to your project with the transfer tape. Burnish on to your project.

Step 7

Create a more antique/shabby look by sandpapering the edges so that the natural wood peeks through.

Step 8

Wipe the desk down and fill with chalk and art supplies for your little one.

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Oh this is very cool!!! Thanks for sharing. Good luck in the contest :)

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