I’ve been meaning to share a fun chalkboard paint project that I did over the summer, and I finally got the pics taken and edited. I wanted a place that would serve as the communications center for the family, and it had to be big, bold and eye-catching. I also knew the kids (and I) would love having a chalkboard to draw and write on, and I had the perfect location in mind. Our interior doors all have raised panels, which are perfect for projects like this, and I picked the kitchen pantry door to cover with chalkboard paint. Maintaining straight lines was trickier than I had anticipated, but it still turned out pretty good–at least I think so!
I used two small bottles of chalkboard paint from Michael’s and gave it a couple of coats–easy, peasy!
The hardest part was waiting for each coat to dry and then waiting 24 hours before using! For added definition, I added a border of brown paint around the middle. I keep all of the samples I use for painting the walls, so I already had the brown paint–frugal! Normally, we use this to post the kids’ daily schedules and for shopping lists, reminders and menus. For fall, my oldest artist helped me with a bit of chalkboard art.
I had the hardest time getting a clear picture, but I think this is pretty cute. I love using chalk in a variety of colors too. It definitely livens up the kitchen! After this part was finished, my youngest decided it needed a little something more.
I like it!! Of course, the kiddos decided to create some additional artwork after I took this picture–nothing lasts long around here!
Happy Fall Y’All!