Mrs. Potter’s Chalkboard Notebooks

'Parenthood' star Monica Potter stops by with this adorable DIY Chalkboard Notebook craft!


  • 1 composition notebook
  • 1 can of chalkboard paint
  • 1 sponge brush


  1. Start by opening the notebook and flipping it upside down. I tore a piece of paper out and stuck it on the edges to protect the table as well as other pages from paint getting onto them.
  2. Dip your sponge brush into the paint and begin painting the notebook. I did about 2 thick coats on the cover and then let it dry. It took about 30 minutes to completely dry.
  3. Once it is dried, it’s ready to use. And, if you want try colored chalkboard paint for different variations…perhaps a different colored notebook for each subject? Happy painting!

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