I know Chalkboard Paint can be pricey and normally in the stores you are limited to black only, although you are starting to see it in a variety of colors. I know someone posted on my Chalkboard Platter that the spraypaint was a little pricier than she expected so this would be a great alternative.
Do you want to save some money or do you want to make sure it matches your other decor? Here is a homemade recipe that sounds simple enough to me. Leave it to Martha Stewart to have this recipe posted.
Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. For small areas, such as a door panel, mix 1 cup at a time.
1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.
2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.
3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.
4. To condition: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface. Wipe away residue with a barely damp sponge.
I haven't made this but if anyone has I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!