DIY Chalkboard Wall

Today I am going to show you guys my do it yourself chalkboard wall.


This space is where I envisioned a chalkboard wall. Now the easiest thing to do would’ve been to simply paint this cabinet with chalkboard paint and call it a day but I wanted this to be something that wasn’t going to be permanent. And look at that pretty wood…. I really didn’t want to paint over that.

So I made my way to Home Depot with 3 children in tow and purchased this piece of board:


I had Home Depot cut it to the size I wanted and away I went. The entire board was around $13. I have lots left over and will find another diy project to do with it. I wanted it to be as thin as possible so that it would be easy to put up.

I spray painted this with 3 to 4 coats of chalkboard paint. I used Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Paint. Before the last coat I lightly sanded it to make sure it was nice and smooth.

After letting this dry for a couple hours I screwed it into our cabinet. Literally, that is it. Super easy.


After letting it dry 24 hours I then primed the board. You MUST do this. DO NOT skip this step. Take the side of your chalk and rub it all over the board and then wipe it off. This ensures that whatever you first write on your chalkboard will not be a permanent part of it.


Look how cute this turned out!


And can I get an Amen on that quote? The first thing I look forward to when I drag myself out of my warm bed is a hot cup of coffee, pretty much equal parts creamer and coffee. (Caramel Machiato creamer is my favorite, blows French Vanilla out of the water. And while we’re on this topic, if you are the makers of Caramel Machiato creamer can you please make an economy size of this? Thank you for your time. Sincerely, a lover of Caramel Machiato creamer.)22FD815A-BE25-4588-AC47-BF2D0BC0CA5E

I had this old light fixture sitting out in our shed that I cleaned up to go above the chalkboard. I bought this at an estate sale for $5 and it highlights the chalkboard perfectly.

So for under $20 and a tiny bit of labor… we have an awesome chalkboard wall that we can take down anytime we want.

Doesn’t get much better than that.


The girls get the bottom half and I get the top. Works for me. ☺️


2 thoughts on “DIY Chalkboard Wall

  1. Great idea and great results. I have thought about making a similar wall in my house for a while now but have yet to decide which one will be my victim. Thanks for sharing your project, it came out great.

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