With chalkboard paints becoming increasingly more available, it couldn't be easier to transform a small space, or large for that matter, into the inspiration board of your dreams. Tim and I have the perfect cranny of a wall space leading into the kitchen which we revamped into a full size chalkboard. It's been a life-saving hub for our grocery lists, reminders, dates to remember, random musings, and love notes.
This was a great weekend project that took about 3 hours total with a 24 hour drying period. Follow the steps below to bring new life and functionality to a space in your own dwelling.Materials:
- Chalkboard paint: local hardware or craft store
- Paint brush
- Paint roller
- Paint tray
- Painter's tape
- Newsprint or paint tarp
- Optional: damp rag, spackle, sandpaper
step 2: Apply painter's tape along edges of wall where you plan to paint in order to create border and protect neighboring walls.
step 3: Apply 2-3 generous coats chalkboard paint along edges of wall with paint brush. Allow each coat to completely dry before applying next coat (or follow drying instructions on paint canister).
step 4: Apply 2-3 generous coats chalkboard paint to body of wall with paint roller. Allow each coat to completely dry before applying next (or follow drying instructions on paint canister).
step 5: Wait 24 hours before writing on wall with chalk.
step 6: Enjoy your new-found organizational solution and design sense.