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I have always wanted to do something with chalkboard paint in our house but I didn’t really know where or what. After talking with some friends & Tyler, I was told myself that I had to do it before I changed my mind.

The original plan was to do it on the pantry door but it’s so small and I wasn’t really feeling it. Then we both saw the wall in between the kitchen & living room and knew it had to be on that wall.

We made a trip to Home Depot and bought chalkboard paint, wood for the framing and paint.

This project was really easy and painless! We did a second coat after letting the first coat dry for 4 hours per the instructions.

Tyler did the painting while I painted the wood with metallic paint by Martha Stewart. After they dried for a few hours, Tyler cut them up and then nailed them into the wall.

We’re so happy with how it looks! Now we can use it to chalk up reminders, grocery lists and pretty much anything. I love that I have been catching Tyler looking at it with pride. Doing projects ourselves really makes us feel good and accomplished considering that it has been a while. Now I’m hoping we will do another project soon!

  • http://pshaortao.blogspot.com Sara

    I love this! I just saw a post about someone doing something kind of like this, but on the side of a cabinet or something instead.

    Of course diet coke is on there haha =)

  • http://somewhatvoluble.com Megan

    Please teach me your creative ways!

    I absolutely LOVE this idea!

  • Margarita

    I love this! It looks so great and the silver frame around it goes with the decor in your home! Good job guys :)

  • http://www.sandyalamode.com/ Sandy a la Mode

    omg i LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! i want to do this in my house!!

  • http://mexyista.com Missa Lee

    Looks good- glad you rethought the door-told you you needed a frame – now what’s on the list for next weekend?

  • http://sillygrrl.com Sarah

    I love how you put a frame around it – so cute!

  • http://www.after-i-do.com Krysten

    I love it, looks so good!

  • http://eisrandom.blogspot.com E

    This is so fun! I especially love the frame around it.

  • http://theinbetweenismine.com San

    Oh Steph, I LOVE this! What an awesome idea! :)

  • http://caseyincalifornia.com/ Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine

    That is such an adorable idea! I love it. :) Perfect for fun little family notes and lists!

  • http://woodlanddreams.net Alyssa

    Ahhh, that is SO awesome! We have a little opening into our kitchen that looks like its about that size on either side, that would be PERFECT. I have been wanting to put a chalkboard something, somewhere in our house but can never really find the perfect spot!

  • http://littlegreenstudio.tumblr.com Lora

    So cute! What a great idea!

  • http://www.prettysandyfeet.com/ katelin

    seriously, so cute! you are just so crafty and adorable i love it.

  • http://www.myeverydayadventures.com Jessica

    I love chalkboard paint but I’m a little hesitant to paint with it. That said, with this frame, LOVE IT.

  • http://www.decoybetty.com Deidre

    I totally love the idea of a chalkboard wall! Yours looks fab. I think the silver trim gives it an extra punch of awesome.

  • http://thecuriouspug.com Alycia

    that turned out great!! i’d love to do something like this in a house of our own one day :) i think i’m going to include this in my next bookmark dump posts :)

  • http://fresh-season.com Leanne

    Oooh, I really love this!

  • http://becomingbianca.com bianca

    That is so cute – I love your handwriting, Steph!

  • http://www.angelanoelle.com Angela Noelle

    This is adorable!! I’m pinning it on Pinterest so that if I ever have an empty wall, I’ll remember this!

  • http://dirtontherocks.com abby

    This project is divine! I wish I had a home I could do this to. I absolutely love it.

  • http://messycarsandmuddyshoes.blogspot.com/ Angie Vik

    Love your new project. That’s neat that you and Tyler can work together on projects. I love chalkboard paint and keep trying to think where I could put some in our house.

  • http://aliibehappy.wordpress.com alii

    now i need a house to do that!

    & i am getting metallic paint by Martha Stewart this weekend, & it’ll be in copper color!!!

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  • http://www.eventfullifeandstyle.com Erin

    Brilliant!! What a great idea!!

  • http://www.sassynerd.com Tanya

    omg this looks amazing. You’re so crafty!

  • http://sleepyjane.wordpress.com/ sleepyjane

    That makes your home look even lovelier (if that’s even possible). :)

  • http://jimaiemarie.blogspot.com jimaiemarie

    omg, i love this so much! And it totally looks like it was meant to be there! Aaah! I wanna so this! I wonder if my landlord would hate me…