I absolutely love chalkboards! They are so versatile and you can change them anytime to create a new look in your home. You can add quotes and drawings to go with seasons and holidays. The possibilities with a blank chalkboard are endless!
When we moved into our home over a year ago, there was an odd roll up door in the living room. It seems like the previous owners had used it as a sort of bar to serve drinks, but we didn’t quite know what to do with it. We have talked about closing it off, but haven’t gotten around to it. A couple of weeks ago, while sitting in my living room, I was struck with inspiration. I saw the frame around the roll up door and thought, “I wonder what it would look like if I turned this into a giant chalkboard?”
A few coats of chalkboard paint later and project complete! I am happy to report that it turned out even better than I expected! I used Rust-oleum ChalkBoard Paint and it took 3 coats of paint to cover the area thoroughly. I let each coat dry for at least an hour before adding another, and one 30 oz. can of paint did the trick. I purchased a white chalk marker and found a quote on that I love. I used our projector on my new chalkboard to get the quote just right and then traced it with the chalk pen. I filled in some of the lighter areas with a regular piece of white chalk to create some contrast of texture and I absolutely love it!!! This is definitely a great addition to the decor in our living room. #CommissionsEarned
Update: over the years, I have transformed our chalkboard many times over and have included several pics (above) of various quotes. I have found that it helps to paint a new coat of chalkboard paint over the blank board each time I do a new quote because sometimes the outline of the previous quote shows through a bit as you can see in “Find Joy In The Journey.”
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