DecoArt Valentine’s Day Chalkboard + Giveaway

Turn a placemat into a chalkboard with DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating { } #valentines #chalkboard

Hi friends! Have I got a treat for you today! First, I’m going to share with you a cute and easy Valentine’s Day project but make sure you stick around til the end because we also have a FUN giveaway from DecoArt! Now you know I love using DecoArt products; I’ve shared a number of projects including our Baker’s Delight Gift BasketSnow-Capped Christmas Ornament, and these cute Valentines Vases with DecoArt Gloss Enamels! But there is one product that I’ve been drooling over lately, and that’s the DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating! That’s right, a paint that can turn ANY surface into a chalkboard! Oh my! I love a good chalkboard. You can never have too many and I can’t tell you how many surfaces in our home that I’ve turned into chalkboards. So this product makes me giddy!

For this project I wanted to make a fun Valentine’s Day Messageboard to write sweet notes to my boys. While I was shopping at my happy place, yes Target, I came across these FUN placemats! They’re black but had such a fun geometric design! I knew they would be perfect for our note station. Want to make one?

What you’ll need:

And the steps:

  • Paint thin layers of the DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating on the placemat and foam hearts, waiting an hour between coats. I used just two coats and felt that I had good coverage.
  • Wait 24 hours to allow the paint to cure.
  • Prime the chalkboard surfaces with chalk.
  • Wipe off and write your fun love messages!
  • Mount the placemat to the wall with removable mounting squares.
  • Add foam hearts (they’re mini chalkboards too!) with mounting squares around the chalkboard. And you’re done!

Turn a placemat into a chalkboard with DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating { } #valentines #chalkboard

And here’s how it turned out…

Turn a placemat into a chalkboard with DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating { } #valentines #chalkboard

Turn a placemat into a chalkboard with DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating { } #valentines #chalkboard

I love that this is right by our entryway from our garage. It’s probably one of the highest traffic areas, so my boys are sure to see the sweet messages each day!

Turn a placemat into a chalkboard with DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating { } #valentines #chalkboard

Turn a placemat into a chalkboard with DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating { } #valentines #chalkboard

Turn a placemat into a chalkboard with DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating { } #valentines #chalkboard

Cute, right? And it works perfectly. JUST like a real chalkboard. Oh yes, now the wheels are spinning! I have a feeling this fabulous product will appear on many surfaces and in many projects in the future! You MUST give it a try! Now this pretty project concludes our 14 Days of Valentines series! I hope you’ve enjoyed hearing from all our different guests! If you missed some of the days, be sure to go back and take a look!

14 Days of Valentines - A Valentines Crafts and Ideas Series at @anightowlblog

But now I bet you’re ready for the giveaway, right? Well here you go! Enter for you chance to win this amazing DecoArt Valentine’s Prize Pack via the Rafflecopter form below! Good luck!

DecoArt Valentine's Day Giveaway at { }

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TERMS & CONDITIONS: Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on February 8, 2013. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $30.00. One winner will be selected. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by DecoArt. Winner will be drawn by from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. A Night Owl is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to A Night Owl, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook is not a sponsor of this giveaway. DecoArt is a sponsor of this giveaway. Prize is awarded directly by DecoArt and requires confirmation of delivery. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

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Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to two adorable boys. By day I'm a project manager and list-maker extraordinaire, and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy crafting/DIY, decorating, photography, thrifting and love to share my creative adventures with you!
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  1. I would use the paint to make birth announcements and other fun things for my shop!

  2. Lesley M. says:

    Some fun sign for our home!!

  3. I would go nuts with my daughter updating her bedroom decor.

  4. Something with my kiddos! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  5. Wow! I have so many things pinned on Pinterest that I want to make, I don’t even know where I’d begin.

  6. I’d make something withe the $1 canvas I just scored at a garage sale!

  7. I would make decorative crafts for the house for Valentine’s, Easter and Mother’s Day.
    Thanks for the giveaway!! :-)
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  8. Samantha D. says:

    I have no idea yet but probably something cute for Valentines day with the kids I nanny

  9. Denice Metz says:

    love, love love

  10. elven johnson says:

    I’d like to make a message center on the pantry door.

  11. Angela H. says:

    I would make some gifts for my friends kids and have my daughter help.

  12. This is so cute! I’d get my crafting on! Painting is so relaxing for me and I could use some artwork in my new craft space!

  13. Julianne Johnson says:

    I love it! So cute!

  14. I would give it to my sister because she loves painting things!:)
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  15. i just love this its so cute

  16. Oh my goodness, this is such a cute idea! I would make some crafts for the white walls of my apartment, thanks so much!

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  17. I LOVE all decoart products!! this one, the chalkboard pain looks amazing!!! I hope to win this giveaway!!!!

  18. Deborah Parker says:

    LOVE the chalkboard surface paint! So many projects are just screaming out forma coat of this!

  19. Cristina Godoy says:

    Love the idea! Not just dor Valentine’s, also as a gift for teachers, using the chalkboard for 1st day of school pictures… wow!

  20. Von Reeder says:

    I would make a funky hanging board for my daughter’s kitchen pantry. She’s been wanting to have a chalkboard on there to keep track of all the activities and to-do’s. :-)

    Love your quality and diversity of products!

  21. I would definitely try a chalkboard, so cute…

  22. I would either make a menu or calendar

  23. Stephanie says:

    I would make some personal Easter cards!

  24. Oh my this looks like such a fun idea!! My daughter and I have been in a super craft mode lately and would definitely use it towards Valentine’s and Spring crafts!!

  25. Crystal Andersen says:

    I would make a cute sign to hang in our family room!

  26. I would make a sign for the house!!! <3 Or something for Spring =]

  27. Something for the house. I need to make some new decor!
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  28. Fabulous Tutorial! I think I would make a menu board!
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  29. I would create a design on that HUGE terracotta pot I’ve never painted.
    Thanks for hosting!

  30. Teaching painting projects to my painting chapter. I’m always looking for functional items everyone will like to paint.

  31. I would love to win this prize pack so I can make some LOVE plaques for Valentines day

  32. I don’t know yet but something for the home

  33. Marthalynn says:

    I Love this! I’d make something for my daughter’s nursery!

  34. jodi frasier says:

    I would not make anything because i would give this to my daughter and she would make all kinds of things i am sure… Thanks for the giveaway

  35. I’d like to try painting some rocks to use as table weights.

  36. Ohhhhh there is no telling!! I’ve been doing a lot of painting projects lately, but one thing I have never done is made a chalkboard! I would love to do that with a vintage window I have hidden my closet.

  37. Raina DelRio says:

    I would certainly make the chalkboard placement. I would also use the other paint to make some signs for the kiddos rooms and bathrooms. Maybe paint a few wooden letters too!

  38. I would do a cute sign for our house!

  39. I just bought this cute metal heart ‘basket’ that could use some sprucing up for my daughters Valentine’s cards to be stored in at her party. I planned on letting her painting it, so this would be perfect!

  40. I have no idea, but it would involve stencils and fabric, I think.
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  41. I would use this in decorating journal papers.

  42. Would love some Deco-Art goodies! Thanks for the chance to win some.
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  43. I would make my husband a very large “I love you” sign for V-Day.

  44. Super cute, Kimberly! (I haven’t even met you and I feel as if I should be calling you Kim..HA!). But I love your chalkboard. :)
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  45. John Hutchens says:

    valentine decorations with my daughter for her classroom

  46. Sacha Schroeder says:

    I would make a chore list or calendar!

  47. i would make a special mothers day gift

  48. mary fanara coleman says:

    My daughter has been gathering Pinterest ideas for her room with lettering and stencils.

  49. I’d put together a basket for my daughters birthday! She’s so into art right now and I’d love to cater to that interest!

  50. I want to make a tray.

  51. I have several valentine’s crafts that I’ve bookmarked that this prize package would come in handy! Hope I win!

  52. Meli Koch says:

    I’d make a sign for my apartment!

  53. Right now I’m all about Valentine’s Day so I’d start with making something for the house!

  54. Something right nice for Valentines!

  55. Not sure what I’d make, but I would definitely love to try out the chalkboard paint, maybe on one of the cigar boxes in my stash!
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  56. Super cute chalkboard! I love chalkboards. I also love Decoart! Thanks for the chance to win!

  57. This chalkboard is SO cute! I think I’d make a cute onesie with the stencils and fabric paint.
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  58. Ashley Nolan says:

    I’d make love notes for my husband!

  59. I would like to make some chalkboard menu board for the kitchen .. thank you for the chance, great giveaway!

  60. The possibilities are nearly endless! :) Love the placemat! Super cute!
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  61. Would like to try some fabric painting.

  62. I would find something inspiring to make from your blog if I won :)
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  63. Georgina V says:

    I have a skirt that I want to paint :)

  64. Sooo cute, love this idea!

  65. I would make some awesome Valentine’s Day picture frames with my after school class!

  66. I’d make a year round chalkboard!
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  67. I have a bunch of old wood furniture I would love to tart up with some paint and stenciles
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  68. Heather Poindexter says:

    something for Easter for my door.

  69. I would make a chalkboard sign for my husband’s man cave, or as he calls it, “the study.” Thanks for the chance to win!

  70. I am giving this to my sister. She loves to make decorative boxes.

  71. I would make some new wall art for my bedroom!

  72. Something fabulous! I’m interested to try that fabric paint, maybe I could make some shirts with the Clever Tween.

    I have that chalkboard coating, it’s amazing!
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  73. I would love to make some signs and decorations for my home. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  74. Monique Rizzo says:

    A cute placemat.
    Thanks for the chance.

  75. Anna Hutchins says:

    Have some wood things to paint and of course my ceramics there are adozen or so different projects that are on my to do list that need paint. Thanks for the chance to win.

  76. I would really like to make use of this package for future projects, so much I would like to do!

  77. Debbie Welchert says:

    I would love to make a chalkboard to attach to my refrigerator. I never have anything to write notes on this would be just wonderful to have.

  78. I would lover to try this in my jewelry pieces!! I am in love with chalkboard paint as it is! and how awesome that now there is no more messy mixing to get the chalkboard color you want!

  79. Love this sign
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  80. I would love to make fun holiday projects with my grandson….I think the first one would be something for St. Patrick’s Day….

  81. a sign for the front door…shh baby sleeping, or please don’t ring bell…be back in 5 min, please come right in. I’d be able to change it up to whatever I needed it to say! :)
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  82. Tammy Silvers says:

    Love this! I’m setting up a new studio now, and wanted to incorporate a chalkboard – now I’ve got some great ideas on how to creatively add one. Thanks!

  83. I just did some spring cleaning this superbowl weekend.. MAJOR chalkboard making plans now with the back of spare poster frames, so excited
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  84. Michelle Hudak says:

    I’d use it to stencil some designs on my daughter’s wall

  85. Melissa Babecka says:

    Valentines, of course!
    Fingers crossed,
    Melissa B.

  86. Wow! My hubby would really smile when he sees this. Gotta create one before the 14th. Thanks for sharing the trick :-)

  87. I would make a crazy amount of stuff! I love Deco Art!
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  88. What a beautiful array of colors! We’re planning a birthday party for my Dad and I would love to use those paints to create some great centerpieces.
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  89. I would use the materials to make Valentine’s Day decor.

  90. David Haug says:

    A calendar.

  91. I would make thank you notes!

  92. Danna Wolf says:

    I would paint to my heart’s content

  93. I would make a great big Valentine for my hubby!

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  94. Kristi Cartwright says:

    I would make some decor for my house. We haven’t lived here very long and I’m still making it “home” :)

  95. I’d give it to my daughter because she LOVES crafting.

  96. Nancy Carr says:

    I want to make red hearts.

  97. Easter crafts

  98. Jill Myrick says:

    We would make a large poster board wall center where my daughter could hang all of her pictures and other items from friends and school.


  99. hmmm… I have no idea, but definitely something Valentines Day with the colors in the prize pack. Have to use that chalkboard paint too.
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  100. Alvina Castro says:

    a special entry way sign or board

  101. So many fun projects ahead of me!

  102. I hope I win… looks like some fun stuff

  103. Jennifer R says:

    Items to celebrate my daughter’s upcoming birthday.

  104. I’d decorate my 5 month old son’s play area!!!

  105. I would do something with wood, I love wooden art!
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  106. Catherine says:

    I’ve been wanting to put a chalkboard on my wall, so I would paint one if I won.

  107. diane Baum says:

    I would make cards for my students

  108. Michelle Tucker says:

    I’d make a fun board that my husband and I can write love notes to each other:)

  109. I’d use it for my daughter’s fairy house that she’s building
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  110. Karen Schroeder says:

    I would love o win the giveaway! I would make a canvas art picture for my craft room.

  111. I’d use these great supplies to decorate an old suitcase that will serve as a night table in my daughter’s room.

  112. Beverly Metcalf says:

    I would draw some cute things on my new birdhouse. Thanks for the contest!

  113. carol lewis says:

    Do a few crafts with the grandkids!

  114. Samii Meyer says:

    I would do lots of crafts with the kids

  115. I would totally use this. What a great idea, I would make some cards for upcoming birthdays and events. I would use the chalkboard to post some inspirational quotes or messages for my family. Great giveaway.

  116. erin king says:

    I’d make some custom artwork for my baby (arriving in March or April)’s room


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