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How-To Make a Chalkboard Wall

Chalkboard walls are not just for kids.  They are super fun & functional for everyone, at any age.  While the kids are busy creating new drawings, us moms are making lists so nothing’s forgotten at the store.  The need for a chalkboard wall in a home can also change and evolve as your family changes and grows.

Another plus about chalkboard walls is that with the use of chalkboard paint, they are super easy to create.  For less than $10 and a few spare hours, a new wall can be created anywhere in your home (or office)!

Inexpensive & Easy-To-Create "Framed" Chalkboard Wall using @frogtape by @Jenna_Burger,

Earlier this week, I shared my revamped CCC {Central Command Center}.  This 30″ wide spot in our home has had about 6 (or maybe more) makeovers, but it’s an intracle spot that keeps our family on track day-to-day.

For this new CCC, I decided to add a chalkboard backdrop.  To create this fun, yet important part of the wall, I used chalkboard paint.

chalkboard paint

This lil’ old can has been around for almost 2 years and has been used on a ton of projects.  The largest before this project was the chalkboard wall we created in the basement for the kids a couple of years back.  Anyway, this can has lasted a long time!

Before starting the chalkboard wall, I decided I wanted to create a “frame” surround.  There really is no “frame” on the wall, but by leaving 3″ of the yellow wall color, a “frame” surround was created.

Inexpensive & Easy-To-Create "Framed" Chalkboard Wall using @frogtape by @Jenna_Burger,

To create the frame, I applied two layers (two rows of tape side-by-side) of FrogTape.  This was my first time using FrogTape and I’m in love!  It was great.  Y’all know what a pain of a time I had when I painted the mouldings white, well this stuff would have come in handy.  Basically this tape has a sealer that when applied to the wall it doesn’t let paint seep underneath.  I had a few spots that the paint went under, but for the most part, it was great!

Inexpensive & Easy-To-Create "Framed" Chalkboard Wall using @frogtape by @Jenna_Burger, SASinteriors.netI wasn’t provided product from FrogTape.  I bought it myself because I’ve been wanting to try it out for a long time.  It gets my seal of approval!

Inexpensive & Easy-To-Create "Framed" Chalkboard Wall using @frogtape by @Jenna_Burger,

Once I applied the FrogTape and “burnished” it (pressed down really hard at the edges), I was able to start painting.

Inexpensive & Easy-To-Create "Framed" Chalkboard Wall using @frogtape by @Jenna_Burger,

I applied 3-4 coats of the chalkboard paint so the surface was fully covered and no wall color from underneath came through.

Once I knew no more coats were needed, I removed the paint.  If the paint is still wet, that’s okay.  As you peel away the tape, you’ll see your crisp, clean line! What a beauty.

Inexpensive & Easy-To-Create "Framed" Chalkboard Wall using @frogtape by @Jenna_Burger,

And then you’re ready to stand back and admire!

Inexpensive & Easy-To-Create "Framed" Chalkboard Wall using @frogtape by @Jenna_Burger,

Once your chalkboard wall is complete, the fun of either drawing or layering can begin! Since this is more of a functional spot than a fun spot, I created a Family Central Command Center.  This is how it resulted…  And you can learn more about it {here}.

Central Command Center_11a

Have you ever used chalkboard paint before? If so, what have you created?

Want to see more of my chalkboard projects (using this one can of paint)?
New Years Sparkly Tablescape with Chalkboard Candles
Kids Play Kitchen
Framed Chalkboard Medicine Cabinet
Chalkboard Platter

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