Copper Patina Chalkboard DIY

3 Materials
$35
2 Hours
Medium

I love the shape of this wooden board from Signopoly, so I ordered some to make signs...

But, when I first unboxed them, I thought they'd also make great chalkboards. They're the perfect size for a kitchen. And, the outer portion was perfect for making the chalkboard unique with Dixie Belle Paint Company's Patina Collection.

Caviar was the perfect color for my chalkboard, & the patina paint needs a base coat of paint, so I gave the entire board a coat of Dixie Belle's chalk mineral paint color, Caviar. 

Before adding more coats of Caviar to complete the chalkboard, I painted the outer section of the chalkboard with Copper Patina Paint. 

I painted one coat of the patina paint & let it dry. Then I painted a second coat, & while it was wet, I sprayed it with the Green Patina Spray. There are metal particles in the paint that react with the spray to create the patina.

The reaction between the patina paint & spray begins to happen right away, but can take up to 6 hours to finish reacting.

Once I had sprayed the patina paint, I completed the chalkboard section. I wiped off any spray that was on the Caviar paint. To create a chalkboard with chalk mineral paint, I painted 3 coats of Caviar allowing time to dry between each coat. The first coat was vertical, the second was horizontal, & the third was vertical.

Once the paint was dry, I conditioned the chalkboard by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk over the Caviar. This will prevent a halo being left behind each time you erase the chalkboard.

Once I had conditioned the chalkboard, I wiped it back with a rag.

As an afterthought, I added a Scrabble tile tray to hold the chalk. I have since made another chalkboard with the patina that creates rust & I glued the tray on before I painted.


I love the look of the copper patina!

In the end, I didn't hang the chalkboard in my kitchen. I hung it by my front door. I have a doormat that says, "I hope you brought wine" & I thought this was appropriate...

Resources for this project:

Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.More info

Virginia B
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Go

Frequently asked questions

Have a question about this project?

Comments

Join the conversation

2 of 4 comments
  • Dee Dee on Feb 27, 2021

    Love the shape of the chalkboard. I would have probably used copper rub and buff, but his paint is fabulous. Can't wait to try it out.

  • Mandy Brown Mandy Brown on Mar 07, 2021

    Ooooooohhh!! So pretty! I love the look of aged copper. This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!!

Next