I’d like to thank DecorArt for the supplies for this fun chalkboard wall. All opinions, photos and text are 100% my own.
When we moved into our house, we decided to make one of the bedrooms into a playroom for our grandkids. I was thinking about what I could do with the room to make it more fun for them and decided I wanted to make them a Chalkboard Wall on one of the walls. Not just a little chalkboard either. I wanted to make them a really big one. This one is 5 feet by 4 feet in size. Fun right?
The first thing I did was draw the outline of where I wanted the chalkboard. Then, because there are textured walls in that room, my husband sanded the wall down and then used Sheetrock brand joint compound to further smooth out the wall.
This is the wall after he smoothed it out. It wasn’t 100% smooth, but it was probably 90% smooth and that was great for what we needed.
Next I taped the smoothed out lines so that when I painted it I didn’t get it all over the place. Before I painted the chalkboard paint, I painted on 2 coats of Americana Multi-Purpose Sealer, allowing it to dry completely between coats.
Then I painted on the chalkboard paint. I received the paint in 2oz bottles and it took 6 1/2 bottles to cover the board 3 times, again allowing the paint to dry completely between coats for at least an hour.
I wanted to put a frame around the chalkboard, so I bought some wood trim which we cut to the correct size and cut the ends to 45 degree angles so they fit together well. I painted the trim with 2 coats of red Americana Chalky Finish Paint.
After everything was dry, I took some wood glue and small nails and attached it to the wall.
This is what the finished product looks like. There is a light fixture right above it, which is why there is a glare in the photo.
My kids are having fun with it, as you can see by the art my son-in-law made.
More importantly, the grandkids love it too! It’s fun to see them write and draw on the board. This will be a fun place for the to learn to write well.
I also made this cute bag to hold their chalk so it doesn’t get all over the place and broken into bits. I am having trouble finding an eraser for chalkboards though. Crazy, right?
These are the great products I used for my chalkboard wall. Thanks again DecorArt for the supplies!