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Upcycled Under the Bed Storage

By: Sherrie Ragsdale

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Chalkboard Paint Logo

At a Glance:

Project #16876 Skill Level: Intermediate

Plaid Supplies

Waverly ® Inspirations Chalk Acrylic Paint - Ocean, 8 oz. - 60686E

Number Needed: 1 $0.00
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Chalkboard Multi-Surface Paint - Black, 16 oz. - 2725

Number Needed: 1 $13.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Waverly ® Inspirations Brushes - Chalk & Wax Combo - 60732E

Number Needed: 1 $0.00
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • Upcycled dresser drawer with knobs
  • 16 nuts
  • 16 bolts
  • 4 caster wheels
  • Drill
  • Drill bit
  • Masking tape
  • Pencil


  1. Clean the drawer and remove any loose paint.
  2. Turn the drawer upside down.  Mark where the bolts will go for the wheels in each corner.  Drill holes for the bolts.  Attach the wheels with the nuts and bolts.
  3. Remove the hardware.
  4. Basecoat the drawer with Ocean.  Allow to dry.
  5. If there is not a molding piece in the center of the drawer, tape off a rectangle in the center and paint it with the Chalkboard paint. 
  6. Condition the chalkboard by rubbing the chalk all over the chalkboard and then wiping it off.  Now the chalkboard is ready to be written on with chalk.

Watch a Video Tutorial


Related Resources

FolkArt Chalkboard Paint FAQs

FolkArt Chalkboard Paint FAQs

Most commonly asked questions about FolkArt Chalkboard paint.

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Related FAQs

Yes, you can apply more FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint after 24 hours, but it will then need to cure for another 24 hours before being used.
No, FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint should not be mixed with water, mediums or other acrylic paints. Mixing with anything other than other FolkArt® Chalkboard Paints will destroy the properties that make the paint work as a chalkboard surface.
Yes, FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint can be mixed with other FolkArt® Chalkboard Paints to achieve a different color palette.
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