I have loved chalkboard paint since I first found out about it. But I didn’t know that you could mix your own shade of chalk…until I saw this project on Martha Stewart (I know...but she has some good ideas!). Apparently, creating lighter shades of chalkboard paint is as easy as mixing black chalkboard paint with varying amounts of white chalkboard paint. Makes sense. And the result looks pretty cool and custom. Now making perfect colored squares for a wall calendar…that sounds like a bit more complex.