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Make a Chalkboard Toy Box

By: Kirsten Jones
Learn to make this great toy box with FolkArt Chalkboard Paint!
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Skill Level: Intermediate


FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint - Green, 8 oz.
Item #2515
Now you can create a chalkboard writing surface on any piece of wood or even terra cotta! Our new chalkboard paint is great for decorating furniture, party favors or gifts. Easy to use: simply brush on, let dry and condition with chalk! Chalkboard paint is waterbased and non-toxic.


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Folkart ® Paint Tools - Stencil Tape
Item #34002
Holds stencil securely in place; will not damage background paint or stencil's delicate features.


FolkArt ® Stains - Mahogany, 2 oz.
Item #2806
Give your craft projects a beautiful wood grain with our brand new stains. These stains are simple to use--just brush on and wipe off. Apply and reapply with ease! Convenient 2 oz. bottle with flip top lid. Waterbased and non-toxic. Great as a basecoat for FolkArt Acrylic paints. Recommended for use on interior unfinished wood surfaces including accessories and small furniture.


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Plaid ® Brush Sets - Foam Brush Set of 4
Item #44246
Handy foam brushes are the perfect size for a variety of craft projects, including varnishing, basecoating and more. For use with waterbased finishes and paints only.


Other Supplies
Unfinished wood magazine holder sanded smooth
Shop rags
Spray lacquer – satin finish


  1. With a foam brush, paint Mahogany Stain over entire project, wiping each side as you go. Let dry. Spray with several light coats of Satin Lacquer letting dry in between coats.
  2. Tape around areas to be painted with chalkboard paint. Apply 3 smooth, even coats of Chalkboard Paint, letting each coat dry before applying next.
  3. Cure for 24 hours before using chalk. Lightly rub chalk over surface to condition.
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Dry time between coats is 1 hour and cure time is 24 hours depending on humidity.
Yes, FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint is permanent on any surface; be careful when applying. It is permanent on clothing, rugs, flooring, etc. Clean up while wet with soap and water.