Today, I wanted to share with you about a quick and inexpensive makeover on our kitchen-cabinet wall that I completed in a less than an hour! Inspiration came from a post that Dear Lillie made a while back, and I hope this post will inspire you as well!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- chalk paint (found here…or at Home Depot or Walmart)
- a mini paint roller (found here)
- blue painter’s tape (found here)
- foam sponge or pouncer (found here…or at the dollar store or any craft store)
- paper plate or painter’s tray
First, wipe down the surface for any dust particles. And next, if you’re like me, then you’ll want to carefully tape off all the edges to prevent any paint overage. Some of you who are very detail-oriented get to skip this step! 🙂
Third, once you’ve taped off all the edges, you get to begin painting….The hardest part about a project is actually STARTING the project. So hop to it!
You’ll want to give the surface a little time to dry in between each coat so that the paint won’t rub off, and then, it’ll look a little something like this…
Once the paint is completely dry, the next step is to “season” the wall. And by seasoning, I mean that you need to turn a piece of chalk on its side and gently slide it across the wall and then up and down the wall. This process ensures that your art won’t stay there permanently…unless, that is, you want it to!
Now that you’ve seasoned your wall, take an old dishtowel or a paper towel, and gently wipe off the “seasoning.” The result will look like this…
The last step is to have fun with your artwork! My sweet daughter wanted to be responsible for the drawing on this new wall, so I let her go to town. 🙂 That’s the great part about having a chalkboard in your home….You can change out the artwork per the particular season of the year, or add an encouraging bible verse, or (as in my case at the moment), your precious children’s own artwork!
The pic below shows how it looked before my helper got her hands on it….
I like her artwork better, don’t you?! It’s much more special!
Anyway, now, you’re finished!
By the way, this small can of chalkboard paint doesn’t look like much, but it really goes a very long way! And if you’re interested, the towel rod came from Ikea and was super-easy to attach to the wall. Also, the fun, fringed towels came from TJMaxx. If you’d like to see another post on diy chalkboards, click here.
Thanks again for stopping by! What are your thoughts on this project? Have you done something similar? I’d love to hear about it and even see some pics! Comment below, or stop by and say hey on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. It always makes my day to hear from my sweet readers.
Have a great day!
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