In what comes as one of the easiest crafts to ever exist, it’s the chalkboard drawer!
I picked up this cool drawer from the Heckled Hen (they had an extensive selection to chose from) and decided I would make this piece!
Here’s how I made it in literally less than 10 minutes…
- An old drawer
- Chalkboard paint
- Hardware for hanging a frame
1. Clean the drawer
I used some soap water to clean out the drawer that had some crumbs, so the paint would stick properly
2. Paint the bottom of the drawer
I was very generous with the amount of paint I put down, and I also had to do two coats. Chalkboard paint comes in several different forms, Lowes has it in a can – Michaels has it in different size bottles, there’s even a spray paint too. I used a small bottle that I got a Michaels, cost about $3.
3. Add any embelishments
Next, after the paint was dried I added some beautiful gum paste flowers that I found at the Eastwood Garage Sales for $5. The drawer looked like it needed something to complete it, so that’s what I did. Other ideas to add, you could do old broaches, clip on earrings, keys, or buttons.
4. Install hardware
This drawer was a little heavy, so I installed heavy duty frame hardware for it on the back. Instead of using wire to hang it, I used some twine.
5. Draw something & hang it up
The most time I spent on this project was looking for something to draw with chalk. Pinterest is a great time waster. I also used an old piece of glassware to hold the chalk. You could use this as a shelf in the bathroom and put a container of q-tips, or you could use it in the kitchen and use it to hold utensils. The possibilities are endless!