I have been wanting a chalkboard in my kitchen for some time now, and I could always use more space for hanging clippings of this and that. (not that I don’t have enough fridge frontage?)
I had a little wall space in my kitchen so I went to work conjuring up a plan. My husband is such a good sport at helping me with these projects. We make a great team! I design and he gets out the tools, and does his magic. We remodeled our kitchen a few years ago, and he saved us a ton of money by doing all but the cabinets himself. I love this guy. He is a keeper!
I thought some of you might enjoy seeing how easy it was to do, so here you go.
|This is just a piece of 1/4 inch hardboard from Home Depot. Prime the section you want to use as chalkboard.|
|Paint over the primer with chalk paint.|
|You can glue the board to the wall with paneling glue, or hold it in place with trim.|
|Glue a piece of pre-painted wood trim down the middle.|
|This works great for hanging my clipboard calendar and menu pages. Everything right where the whole family can see it!|
So, there you have it. Find a wall in your house that is screaming CHALKBOARD and go for it.
Let me know if you have any questions.