Fast Fix: Kids Rooms

Kids' Chalkboard Lamps

Create a convenient spot for leaving messages for your little one by covering a lamp base with chalkboard paint.

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Materials Needed:

  • pair of smooth-sided table lamps
  • tinted primer
  • chalkboard paint (black, green or tinted to a color of your choice)
  • paintbrush
  • painters' tape
  • extra-fine sanding pad
  • chalk
  • towel

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.

Apply Primer

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.

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