Monday, October 14, 2013
Home Design: DIY Chalkboard Wall
If you read this post, you have a rough idea of what I was working with - but if you missed that post, here is a refresher:
Rust-Oleum ChalkBoard Paint in flat black - purchased at Home Depot for $10. Add a roll of painter's tape (I swear by this stuff) and a foam roller and we were ready to rock.
All in all, this project cost less than $20! I was worried we'd need more than one can, but we were able to get two coats on our walls with just one quart. You can see the difference between one coat and two in the shot above - it definitely takes two coats on a light colored wall.
And if you're like us and have those horrible popcorn treated walls, fear not - the paint still went on smooth and looked great! Once we completely covered it, we let it set for 48 hours... then I broke out a yard stick and went to town chalking!
And just for fun, I started accessorizing our bar top a little with a drink and snack station for guests - and a little Steve Martin humor to make them smile.
these to complete the look.
But what do you think? Love it or leave it? Worried about chalk dust? (FYI - it hasn't been too bad!) I'd love to hear your thoughts - and your ideas for new quotes and lettering for the wall!
Until next time, my darlings!