Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Kitchen Island Chalkboard

It's finished! We finally converted our kitchen island wall into a chalkboard. I had the idea to do this before we even built our house (I just though it would be the perfect place for our boys to have a big open canvass). Once we started using the space (picture lots of scuff marks from feet), I realized it made even more sense to turn it into a chalkboard. 

  1. I wish I would've sanded the wall to smooth it out. Note to self for next time! I think the bumps look okay, but they make writing difficult.
  2. Tape around the edges. I prefer Frog Tape to regular painter's tape.
  3. Cut in the edges with a paintbrush and this paint.
  4. Roll the rest of the space.
  5. Wait the requisite drying time.
  6. Repeat one more time. 
  7. Wait the requisite amount of drying time and then rub up and down the entire wall with a piece of giant sidewalk chalk to "cure" it. 
  8. Erase the whole thing. 
If I were more ambitious, I would have put a couple coats of magnetic paint under the chalkboard paint for even more fun! 

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Shawn said...

Plus the turquoise stools look so good against the dark charcoal color of the chalkboard. Well done!

My Blog said...

Does this make your kitchen dusty?

Sara E. Cotner said...

Hi, My Blog! There is a lot of chalk dust when we "cure" the surface, but I don't notice it at other times.

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