I love chalkboard. I don’t know what it is about it. I like the sound of the chalk as you write, the way it feels in your hand. Just all of it. Thats also only me. As you can see above, Logan also loves it almost as much as he loves his Daddy ;). We use this all year long in our house, leaving eachother little messages and every kid who passes thru leaves a bit of artwork behind.
This is how we did it:
- First we painted the wall in our selected color. Ours is Sherwin Williams Dutch Tile Blue. Its the color of the kid’s playroom and I adore it.
- Next, tape off a section that you will be using for your chalkboard. We decided to make ours large and use the top half for adult things like things we need to purchase and a menu and leave the lower section for the kids to draw to their hearts content.
- Once we were happy with the size and shape of our intended chalkboard we painted 6, count em SIX, coats of Rustoleum Chalkoard Paint (found at our local Home Depot).
- Once it was completely dry, we ran chalk along the entire length of the chalkboard and wiped it “clean”. The directions say this prepares the chalkboard to accept drawn chalk and helps to dry out the surface.
- For our version, we took some trim moulding and made a picture frame out of it to cover the edges of the chalkboard and give it a finished look. We painted it to match the rest of our house trim.
- Lastly, we hung a command hook and hung a bucket of chalk for little fingers to have easy access.
This is a distance shot of the final product and I ADORE IT SO MUCH. I hope you implement it in your house and have a blast with it. I know that we do!