You can go here to hear all my musings about what I wanted to do in my kitchen….
and here was my 4 options that I was thinking of doing….
(I did pull in the photo ledges HERE)
Chalkboard is a trend that I hope never leaves (even though it was nowhere to be seen around CHA) I love the look of it.
I started by painting directly on the wall (my wall isn’t super textured…and I really wasn’t going to have my kids color on it too much) You might want to buy a plywood sheet and hang that instead!
I used THIS CHALKBOARD PAINT (and there was a TON left over!) So I’m going to say I only used about $5 of it. Just marked it with some painter’s tape and went to town.
Then cut each one to fit (the corner are 45 degree angles) I didn’t use any fancy cutter. just my handheld scroll saw.
and nailed them to the wall. It wasn’t an exact science..and I don’t fancy myself an experienced word worker–but you just make a giant frame!
After it was up I found these fun corner braces:
I spray painted them with brown and used sand paper to scuff them up to give them a nice used industrial look-
and added some cheap dollar letters from Michaels and some vinyl (you can go HERE to read about how to cut vinyl for long projects!)
I hung an old curtain rod that I had leftover from my old house underneath the chalkboard.
Then bought some S hooks and hund some cans to hold chalk and eraser I added in a fun wire basket I found at TJ MAXX (used it be flowers…)
and added some new bars stools from Target