This is the easiest project ever:
- An empty wall + 1 can chalkboard paint = instant conversation piece
It took about 30 minutes to get the wall covered and it only cost $20.
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Great post! I'm just about to paint the back of an 8 foot by 4 foot bookcase with chalkboard paint -- in our gym/schoolroom!! I wish I were better with a camera, because I love this room -- rock climbing wall on one end, old fashioned desks at the other, with this large bookcase dividing the room -- the chalkboard will be the piece de resistance : )
And, by the way, 1/2 my dining room wall is primed with magnetic primer -- I used 4 coats and that is just about enough -- the more the better. Its an awesome wall -- great for magnetic poetry & hanging kids' stuff, etc...
I have bumby (textured) walls, and I really want an entire wall of chalkboard like in 500 Days of Summer. Can I still do the paint? Or will it just make writing harder and look stupid? Help please!
I am going to paint a 4' x 6' piece of luan (sp?) with a wood frame behind it as an everchanging art piece on my new apartment. its goingto be leaning against the wall so no worries about the weight of it. my one concern is the chalk dust... how do you keep it to a minimum and prevent it from flying all over the place??? I am going to have a lot of dark fabrics in the new space so chalk dust will show on most pieces.
sounds pretty nifty. i think im gonna give this a shot.
We had an old fridge that we painted as a chalkboard. The original paint was starting to flake off, so we sanded down the doors and used chalkboard spray-paint on them. We glued a thin wooden border around both doors, and now everyone wants to draw on our fridge!
Hey just to follow up, my chalkboard paint came out nice and matte after another coat - the tin says you should sand between coats which'd probably help more too.
My kitchen now has an awesome chalkboard - thanks for the great post :)
Interactive 'thrones' are so underrated!
This chalkboard wall is fantastic, thank you for the idea.
Anybody heard of magnetic paint primer? Here's a link.
Alicia's mom used this stuff in their downstairs bathroom to make a magnetic poetry wall right across from the, uh, throne. Makes using the bathroom a lot more expressive.
That is a good questions, Gradon. I would imagine you can, but it might take a lot of coats to cover black chalkboard paint with white.
I've heard of putting up corkboard and painting that with chalkboard paint. Squares of corkboard might be pretty easy to put up and take down on rental walls.
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