DIY project: Cute chalkboard wall

Follow our easy steps to create your own fun chalkboard wall to jazz up your child's room.

Sarah Gunn's DIY chalkboard

measuring tape
chalkboard paint
paint roller
painter’s tape
wood trim
nail gun
sticky tack

Step One: Prepare the surface by filling any holes and wiping it clean with a damp cloth.

Step Two: Measure and then tape around the area you want to paint. Use a level to help keep the tape lines straight.

Step Three: Using a roller, apply several coats of the chalkboard paint, allowing paint to dry between each coat.

Step Four: Allow the paint to set for three days, then prepare the wall by rubbing the entire surface with a piece of white chalk and wiping with a damp cloth.

Step Five: Add decorative trim to the finished chalkboard. Use a nail gun to hold it in place. Alternatively, you could paint a frame around the chalkboard directly on the wall.

TIP: Use sticky tack to hold artwork securely in place.

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