Chalkboard Project

11:28 AM

I have a cute and easy project to share with you. A DIY chalkboard in our kitchen.

I'd been considering the idea since last year. This summer I finally tackled this project. We had an open space at the end of the cabinets in our kitchen, so I thought it would be the perfect spot to leave notes and for the girls to play and be creative.

I started by having Drew measure a border and tape off the area to be painted.

I used Rust-Oleum's chalk board paint. Purchased it at Wal-Mart.

It took several coats. The directions said to give each coat at least 4 hours in between.

I ended up doing three coats to make sure it was as dark and streak-free as possible.


After the final coat dried we waited a few days and conditioned it (took chalk, turned it sideways and covered the entire area.) After erasing the first coat of chalk, we let Libby loose.

She absolutely loves it! She loves to draw and trace while I'm in the kitchen cooking or washing bottles. And even though it's chalky in this picture, it actually stays pretty clean. She loves to get a damp cloth and wipe down the board so she can start fresh every day.

This was such an easy project. Go forth and turn everything in your house into chalk boards!

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  1. My cousin just buikt a n ew house and the did this in their kitchen also they took the wall that closed in the fridge. It is so good to entertains kids while in kitchen great idea and looks great

  2. love love! just saw a kitchen wall done this way in a friend's house and thought it would be fun to know, when we get out of our shoebox apartment and finally have a house again! one day :-)

  3. I have been wanting to do this somewhere, too! ;) So cute!


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