Acrylic Craft Paint (color of your choice)
Non-sanded grout ( I used white) purchase at a home improvement store
Mix one cup of craft paint with 1 tablespoon of non-sanded grout (mix until lumps are gone). If you are using this chalkboard paint to paint on your wall, use real latex paint and not craft paint. Mix what you need this paint won’t store well. I have also heard you can use plaster of paris in place of the non-sanded grout. It’s worth an experiment to see.
Chalkboard Paint (see recipe above)
Roll of Clear Contact Paper (purchased at the dollar store)
Foam Sponge (purchased at the dollar store)
Unroll the contact paper and place label side down. Use a couple pieces of tape to hold it in place.
Using the foam brush, paint the chalkboard paint on top (right side) of the contact paper. Let dry. Do a second coat of paint.
This part is a two-person job: Once dry peel off the backing paper and place the sticky side of the contact paper directly on top of the plastic table cover. You are now ready to doodle and have fun.
The foam sponge is used to erase the chalk.
Contact paper made into a table runner works for a one time use. Since I had the supplies on hand (except the contact paper) this cost me a little over $1. Pretty cheap and makes a statement.