Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Kitchen Chalkboard

What started as a false wall to cover the refrigerator has now become our kitchen chalkboard (insert cheering children).  This simple project took 3 months to complete due to "fear" of messing it up!  I finally took the plunge (and constant nudging from my kids) to paint the wood panel with chalkboard paint.

Grab your supplies...
I picked up my chalkboard paint at Walmart
(I still have a lot left for future projects)

Take a deep breath and dive into painting :-0!!!

After drying for a few days let children prep (AKA color like crazy with chalk) the new chalkboard.

I selected cheap plastic trim to attach around the chalkboard.  I spray painted it a cream color.

Add trim and admire your work.  My family loves the new chalkboard!  I'm so glad I FINALLY did it!

Note to self: DO NOT use scrapbook glue dots to attach trim! It WILL come crashing down in the middle of the night, scaring the "beep" out of you!  Get strong glue ASAP and stop being lazy :)!


  1. That turned out great! Glad you took the plunge!

  2. It looks lovely! I've been contemplating the same transformation but we have a small kitchen so I am still undecided.