Who knew chalkboards were not only for schools? Now, we can have them in our own home. I wish I would of thought of this when my older children were smaller. They loved to write on our walls. Now my youngest one can have a whole wall to herself!
I have wanted to paint my wall for months after seeing several examples in magazines and on different blogs. Well, I finally took the plunge and painted one wall in my dining room. This is what I used and how it turned out.
-chalkboard paint (I used Vaslpar from Lowe’s)
-small paint brush (for edges)
-tape (or frog’s tape)
Please note: My wall has a little bit of texture and I still decided to paint it without primer.
I first taped the edges so I can paint evenly and not over the area.
I then painted one coat of chalkboard paint with a roller on this wall with the help of my two daughters. Coat evenly every area of wall. I used a small brush to paint edges. I waited four hours and applied the second coat. My little one is touching up some spots below.
After it is completely dry, you need to condition it by using the side of the chalk to coat all over wall and entire surface. Then wipe away all the chalk with a damp cloth. This helps your chalk drawing look better later.
It is much easier than I thought it would be, as I am not a good painter. I did all of this in half a day before my husband was home from work. Easy Peasy!
Here is how I completed it just in time to decorate for Father’s Day.