All you need is:
An item that you want to turn into a chalkboard
....and of course Chalk for when its done:)
First, start by taking your item to paint and marking off with the paint tape. I used a platter that matches all my dishes, I have two of them. So I went ahead and decided why not have a chalkboard that matches.
Second, start painting the chalkboard paint onto the surface. You will want to do two coats, but let your first coat sit over night. Or just most of the day.
Third, you will take the tape off after its completely dry, now you have a chalkboard! Start writing away. I added decor around mine. I have a chicken and rooster kitchen so I added some fabric rolled flowers to match as well.