Sunday, January 5, 2014

Home Improvements: Chalkboard Wall

We are now to the point where we have a little bit of breathing room in our weekends to do take on mini-projects around the house.  The first one for us was to turn a recessed wall in our downstairs area into a chalkboard wall.  It was super simple, quite fast, and not too expensive!

Did you know that you can buy chalkboard from Home Depot?  Like, an actual chalkboard?  Instead of bothering with painting the wall, we hung two 2 x 7 ft boards on the wall with a framing nailer.  Then we primed the boards with chalk.
Then we purchased some trim and spray painted it gold, hanging it again with the framing nailer.  Once it was ready for the writing, I was super excited!  And here is the first month!
Since January is all about newness, I felt that this was fitting as a reminder to adorn our walls this month.  Not too shabby for one time free-hand!
I left space at the bottom for Winston to be able to add some artwork of his very own!  I love how the chalkboard fills the wall and will be a space of "living" art for our family to personalize time after time. I look forward to improving my chalkboard decorating skills over this year!

Materials & Cost
2 - Chalkboards cut to 2x7 to fit our wall - $20 total
Trim - $18
Gold Spray paint - $6
Total: $44

Other tools used
Pneumatic finishing nailer
Air compresser
Miter saw

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