My DIY Kitchen Chalkboard

I finally did it. I made my own chalkboard for my kitchen. And I love it. Here’s what I did:

• I first painted most of the wood, the color that matched our walls (Revere Pewter). No sanding or priming or anything.
• Then I taped off the main size I wanted the chalkboard to be (13″x51″).
• I then used Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Paint (i think i just picked mine up from Walmart or had it on hand already. HERE it is on Amazon as well) and painted the chalkboard area (don’t have a picture of this, i’m sorry you guys!)

FOR THE FRAME:
• I went to Home Depot and bought boards that were 3.25″ wide, and 1/2″ deep.  and I had them cut there in the store, to the right sizes (i cut 2 boards to be 51″ long, and 2 boards to be a little under 19.5″ long).
• At home, I painted the boards and let them dry completely
• I then used Loctite (exact stuff i used HERE), and glued the boards onto the paint. no nails. I held the boards in place for a few minutes and pressed firmly for it to stay and attach nicely. (tip: be sure you look and make sure the boards you are buying are flat and straight! no good if you have crooked boards to begin with)
• let them dry overnight

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Here’s what it looked like when I finished…late late at night! So nuts how lighting changes the way things look (like paint!). Also, not that you care or anything, but K said we can get new flooring and he’s letting me paint our kitchen ALL WHITE. I am freaking out over here because I’m SO. EXCITED. all caps excited. haha happy day!…do you think it’s pressing my luck if i ask for new counters and backsplash too?? (insert sheepish emoji here)

And here is my very first design on my chalkboard:

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this is my creative outlet. i'm a lover of everything from my little family and going on trips with my hubby, to running, piano playing, and diy crafts. but mostly, i have a growing obsession for graphic and web design.

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