Sunday, June 2, 2013

Chalkboard Mini Desk

While on Pintrest the other day, I saw an antique school desk with the top painted with chalkboard paint.  I love old school stuff and it reminded me of a Playschool mini desk that I had as a child.  Well, they don't sell those anymore so I decided to make my own for my daughter. 

I started off with a step stool I found at a garage sale.

Next, I taped off my edges to what would become the desk top.

I then added two layers of the chalkboard paint, leaving 3 hours of drying time between coats.

I then used the new Cricut cartridge Chalkboard fonts to create my lettering.  I removed the negative and picked out the smaller vinyl pieces.  Did you know Chalkboard Fonts is free for you to use this week in the Cricut Craft Room?

I added transfer paper to the top of my lettering to move them to my project.  Transfer tape is very useful when you have a lot of smaller vinyl pieces you want to keep straight or if you want to move around your vinyl cuts to find the perfect placement.

Next, I placed the lettering and transfer tape where I wanted it on my project.  In this case, I wanted the alphabet to be on the inside of the desk top.

Once you brandish your lettering on to your project, simply remove the transfer tape.

I wanted my mini desk to have a bit more of a shabby antique look to it, so I sanded all the edges to let the natural wood peek through.
Now, just fill the mini desk for hours of fun for your little one.
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