My 3 Monsters: Day 13: Homemade Chalkboard Paint

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10.13.2011

Day 13: Homemade Chalkboard Paint

Today's project is one I have been planning for a long time.  I have a galley kitchen with precious little room to decorate, but there's one weird little wall that I've always thought we could do something really fun with.  For years I've bookmarked pictures of chalkboard walls and thought, "Someday". 

I painted the inside of pantry door with chalkboard paint when I redid the kitchen cabinets before we moved in so I could keep a grocery list, but in my heart of hearts I wanted something really dramatic, like a full wall of chalkboard right out in the open.  Then I pinned this recipe for custom-colored chalkboard paint from Martha Stewart, which I had seen used on several of my favorite craft blogs:

What could be easier, right?  But I still didn't do it for one reason or another . . . until today!!  It was super easy and I LOVE IT.


I plan to frame it out with white molding to match the chair rail on the beadboard in the living room and make it look a little more finished.  I'll probably organize the artistic chaos a bit in the future {so we have room for phone messages}, but we had a good time breaking it in today. 

I realize that I missed out on the whole point of custom colored chalkboard paint by making it black, but that's the color I wanted.  Just to save you all some time, the unsanded grout is cheapest at Home Depot (about $4 for a bigish box as opposed to $12 at Lowes}, but if you live in the Chandler area I'd be happy to share a couple tablespoons with you. Because I only used 4 tablespoons on this project.  Out of a 5 pound box.  That's a lotta' leftover, even if I decide to chalk-up my entire house.

I think this is my favorite of all my pin-spired projects so far, just because it's been such a long time coming.  The kids have had so much fun with it today, too.  Thanks for checking in today!  Check back tomorrow for a couple of flip-flop makeovers!  For the complete list of projects click here:


1 comment:

  1. LOVE it!! It looks great!

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