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How to make chalkboard drawer labels

Chalkboard labels are a fun way to decorate the kid's cupboards or drawers. They might even encourage them to keep all their clothes in the right place!

What You'll Need:

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Step 1: Tape

Use your masking tape to mark out rectangle label shapes on each of your drawers. You can either create random shapes or measure them for a uniform look.

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Step 2: Undercoat

If you are painting labels onto a timber chest of drawers, make sure you paint an undercoat onto each drawer first. We've used white acrylic undercoat.

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Step 3: Chalkboard Paint

Once the undercoat is dry, you're ready to paint on the chalkboard labels. Paint the first coat on each label, then wait a few hours until the paint is touch dry and apply a second coat.

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Step 4: Get Creative

When your chalkboard paint is dry you can get creative and draw your labels in different colour chalk.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint Test.
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