Kids' Chalkboard Lamps
Create a convenient spot for leaving messages for your little one by covering a lamp base with chalkboard paint.
- pair of smooth-sided table lamps
- tinted primer
- chalkboard paint (black, green or tinted to a color of your choice)
- painters' tape
- extra-fine sanding pad
Prep Lamp Base Surface
Find a pair of simply shaped lamps that provide a smooth writing surface. If already painted, sand to rough up surface or simply wipe clean if the lamps are metal or glass. Apply clean-release tape to stem and lower base to protect from paint splatters.
Brush on a consistent layer of tinted primer and allow it to fully dry for approximately three hours.
Sand Then Apply Chalkboard Paint
Smooth primed surface with sanding pad then brush on a coat of chalkboard paint; allow to fully dry.
Treat Lamp Surface With Chalk
Prepare lamp for messages by covering surfaces with a large chalk stick on its side. Tip: This step prevents any future chalk phrases from being "burned" into the surface and allows markings to be fully erasable.
Top bases with shades and add a phrase to the finished lamps with chalk.