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Published on December 31st, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Custom Chalkboard Knuff


Materials: Knuff Magazine Files, 1.5 tsp unsanded white tile grout, 1 fl oz acrylic paint, plastic cup, plastic spoon, paintbrush, and chalk

Description: **Note: This might be bordering on simply repainting an item, but it might be a worthwhile resource to some Ikea Hackers out there that they’re not limited to store-bought colors of chalkboard paint for their projects. Anyways…**

I gave my Knuff files a base layer of paint (white on the sides, teal on the visible sides). When the base layer was dry, I mixed up 1.5 tsp unsanded white tile grout and half a tube of acrylic craft paint and then painted the visible sides of the magazine files. After two or three coats of the custom chalkboard paint dried, I slated it with a piece of chalk and then rubbed the chalk residue off. At this point, my custom-color Knuff files were ready for use.


With custom chalkboard paint, I was able to make these Ikea Knuff magazine files match the teal accents that appear throughout my home.

See more of the Chalkboard Knuff.

~ iris

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

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