I love chalkboard paint. I have paid for the expensive cans of it on many occasions. It wasn't until recently that I learned this trick that will save me a pure fortune! You can make you own chalkboard paint out of any paint you have. It is frugal, and easy. I LOVE IT!
I have a couple projects I am working on right now for my 5 year old bedroom re-do. I love to make surfaces that she can doodle on. All you need is some non-sanded powdered tile grout or powdered wall plaster, and your paint. That is it. A good ratio to use is 1 part grout to 8 parts paint. Mix well and paint as you normally would. I recommend painting 2 coats for even coverage.
Once dry, Get your chalkboard ready for drawing by rubbing the board with chalk. Wipe it off with a dry towel in circular strokes. After that you are good to go!
The sky is the limit with this simple recipe. Paint furniture, walls, and more without spending a fortune!