We had this large unused wall in our kitchen. It’s across from the refrigerator and between the entryway hallway and the dining room that we turned into an office. I want to close off this wall to the office and add in more cabinetry for the kitchen but 1. that is long term and 2. I still need to convince Andy that is the best move. So for the large wall we decided to do a huge chalkboard wall.
There are so many tutorials online so I simply did my research to determine my method. My first option (and the easiest and the one we went with) was to just paint the chalkboard paint on the wall. I had reservations about that as I normally do with anything permanent. My second option was to by a thin piece of plywood, sand it down, prime it, paint it, hang it on the wall and then add trim. It was a lot of extra work and after researching chalkboard paint I learned that you can simply sand off the chalkboard paint if you decide you do not want it anymore. So I took the cheap route.
Like all projects in our house, this one started at 10 PM on a Sunday night. I first started by taping out how large I wanted my board. I then filled any nail holes and gave it an overall light sanding. After wiping the dust away from the sanding, I applied three coats of Rust-Oleum flat black chalkboard paint.
We then purchased some 2″ trim and stained it my favorite blend, dark walnut with a top coat of Rust-Oleum’s driftwood stain. It softens the dark walnut and really gives it such a great color.