diy chalkboard

I have always wanted a chalkboard wall in my kitchen. Since my walls are paneled my only option was to paint the free space on the side of the one original cupboard in my kitchen.  I was hesitant to paint this area but figured if I didn’t like it I could just paint it back to white.

After several coats of black chalkboard paint (I like to use Rustoleum’s Chalkboard Paint-you can find it in quarts at Home Depot)…

(yes, those are the still-surviving glitter pumpkins from Halloween!)

Three days of curing,  then priming with chalk…

The finished product…

I am very happy with the new chalkboard. I used to hang my plain, boring calendar in this spot. I now have a custom calendar plus extra space for notes & doodles.

My house is 100 yrs. old this year! Look for upcoming posts featuring before and after photos of my entire house.

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5 thoughts on “diy chalkboard

  1. Hi Ms. Sheri! This is Erin Archer, I like your new chalkboard, especially the swirls at the top.

    Hey Erin,
    Thank you! I didn’t know you had a blog. I will put you in my links!

  2. I love chalkboard paint! It’s so cool. Definitely a good decision to paint your cupboard. Do you think you will get any colored chalk?

  3. Chalkboard paint is great! I do love chalkboards and probably have a few too many but had never painted a wall with it. Now I’m even thinking about painting my fridge.

    I DO have colored chalk! It’s just waiting to be used.

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