Painting a Chalkboard Wall

I’ve started the stripes, thanks so much for helping me pick a fun striped pattern for the hallway, it was hard to decide because I loved all five styles!!!  Little B has been begging me to add a Chalkboard Wall to her room.  She already has a cute chalkboard in her room so I hesitated getting another.   As I started to look at her bathroom I found a wall that was not huge, and was tucked out of the way.  And so I started taping with Duck Tape — love that stuff.

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I love that a few minutes of prep work saves so much time (unsponsored).  The pic below was taken after one coat of paint.  I ended up adding  three coats

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If this had been in the kitchen rather than behind a bathroom door, I probably would have sanded down some of the texture, but for Little B’s room all the dust that would have created (when we already have a MESS of a kitchen) I went with what we had in here.

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The Frog Tape pulled away from the wall seamlessly (unlike the yellow masking tape the kitchen crew used to attach the sheets of plastic to the ceiling – my kitchen has way too many unfinished projects already!

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After 24 hours of dry time (I couldn’t wait the recommended three days) I used the side of my chalk to rub chalk over the entire surface, allowed it to stay on for a few moments, and then erased it.  And then my wall was ready!!!  Chalkboard paint can be used on glass, cabinets, mirrors, clay pots, wood, and other accessories throughout your home!

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 Oh the possibilities!!!

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My Chalkboard Pen dried up so I need to order another and then I plan on doing something similar to this super cute chalkboard art up high and leave lots of doodle room for Little B below!


You Are My Sunshine Chalkboard Art


 More GREAT Chalkboard Paint Ideas

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  1. Yes yes I would love to have a wall like that in this house for the grandkids to draw on

    • Aimee says:

      You can do it Jo-Anne!!! Thanks for stopping by sweet friend!!! XO, Aimee

  2. Diane R. says:

    I did a little shopping….best of luck with your fundraiser!

    • Aimee says:

      You are too sweet Diane!!! Thanks LOTS from both Little B and me! XO, Aimee

  3. My #2 has a chalkboard wall in her room and LOVES it!! They are so much fun.

    • Aimee says:

      They are definitely so fun — I’m wondering what took me so long! XO, Aimee