Kitchen Chalk Board

Kitchen Chalk Board

Once paint has fully dried on the walls and switch plates, reinstall switch plate covers. It’s important to season the chalkboard surface prior to use. This prevents writing from being “burned into” the surface. To season the chalkboard, hold a piece of chalk flat lengthwise against the wall and cover the entire surface. Tip: Wipe with a dry paper towel for a smeary, vintage look or with a wet cloth for a cleaner look.
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Kitchen Chalk Board

Once paint has fully dried on the walls and switch plates, reinstall switch plate covers. It’s important to season the chalkboard surface prior to use. This prevents writing from being “burned into” the surface. To season the chalkboard, hold a piece of chalk flat lengthwise against the wall and cover the entire surface.
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Kitchen Chalk Board

In some kitchens, it may be necessary to install pieces of trim to provide a clean edge where the chalkboard paint ends. Measure space where trim will be installed with a tape measure. (For example, measure area between counter and bottom of upper cabinet.) Transfer measurement onto trim and mark with a pencil. Cut trim to size with a hand saw or chop saw (miter saw). Fit trim into place to ensure a proper fit then secure to wall with a finish nailer or hammer and finish nails (Image 1). Use caulk to fill seams and nail holes (Image 2). Paint trim in desired paint color and finish. Tip: A wet fingertip is the best tool for smoothing out caulk. Voila — your chalkboard backsplash is finished! Keep colored chalk handy so family members can jot down messages, recipes, shopping lists, etc. (Image 3).
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Kitchen Chalk Board

How to Season a DIY Chalkboard Wall Once paint has fully dried on the walls and switch plates, reinstall switch plate covers. It’s important to season the chalkboard surface prior to use. This prevents writing from being “burned into” the surface. To season the chalkboard, hold a piece of chalk flat lengthwise against the wall and cover the entire surface. From: Marian Parsons
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Kitchen Chalk Board

Once paint has fully dried on the walls and switch plates, reinstall switch plate covers. It’s important to season the chalkboard surface prior to use. This prevents writing from being “burned into” the surface. To season the chalkboard, hold a piece of chalk flat lengthwise against the wall and cover the entire surface. From: Marian Parsons
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Kitchen Chalk Board

To make sure there’s always a piece of chalk on hand, I stuck a little wooden crate to the wall right underneath the chalkboard. I was unable to locate this particular item on the Michael’s website, so call ahead if you plan to find one in-store. At 99 cents, it was a no-brainer addition to the project, and I think it looks pretty cute, too!
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Kitchen Chalk Board

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Kitchen Chalk Board

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Here, I’ve simply covered the cardboard insert that came with the frame. Nine times out of 10, you’ll find a piece of cardboard just behind the placeholder photo, but you can use poster board, a manila folder, or any other stiff paper you’ve got around the house. Cover it with the chalkboard liner paper, put it right back in the frame, and you’re done.
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Step 1 Size Up the Project Walk into the kitchen or mudroom, stand back and look around. Can the crooked picture hanging next to the window be taken down? How about transforming the space next to the refrigerator? Create a mental picture of what it would look like if that wall was converted into a writing pad. Ask if that location would be a convenient place to transcribe the weekend to-do list. Would large wall-posted phone numbers be easily read from anywhere in the kitchen? If the kids were being creative artists on the wall, would their presence hinder traffic flow? Are there any appliances that would have to be jockeyed around? Would a black chalkboard fit the kitchen color scheme or would green work best? Answering these questions will help visualize the wall being used even before it is repainted.
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Size Up the Project Walk into the kitchen or mudroom, stand back and look around. Can the crooked picture hanging next to the window be taken down? How about transforming the space next to the refrigerator? Create a mental picture of what it would look like if that wall was converted into a writing pad. Ask if that location would be a convenient place to transcribe the weekend to-do list. Would large wall-posted phone numbers be easily read from anywhere in the kitchen? If the kids were being creative artists on the wall, would their presence hinder traffic flow? Are there any appliances that would have to be jockeyed around? Would a black chalkboard fit the kitchen color scheme or would green work best? Answering these questions will help visualize the wall being used even before it is repainted.
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Chalkboard Kitchen Backsplash Add custom artwork, or just a to-do list, to your kitchen by including a chalkboard backsplash. This kitchen even features the chalkboard behind open shelving, perfect for labeling where all the dishes go. From: Marian Parsons
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Walk into the kitchen or mudroom, stand back and look around. Can the crooked picture hanging next to the window be taken down? How about transforming the space next to the refrigerator? Create a mental picture of what it would look like if that wall was converted into a writing pad. Ask if that location would be a convenient place to transcribe the weekend to-do list. Would large wall-posted phone numbers be easily read from anywhere in the kitchen? If the kids were being creative artists on the wall, would their presence hinder traffic flow? Are there any appliances that would have to be jockeyed around? Would a black chalkboard fit the kitchen color scheme or would green work best? Answering these questions will help visualize the wall being used even before it is repainted.
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Add custom artwork, or just a to-do list, to your kitchen by including a chalkboard backsplash. This kitchen even features the chalkboard behind open shelving, perfect for labeling where all the dishes go.