Paint an accent wall with chalkboard paint and let the wall be your canvas. It's easy to add erasable paneling, a chair rail, moldings, wallpaper designs—even artwork. Then, when it's time for a change, simply erase the wall and start with a clean slate.
What You Need:
- Chalkboard paint (we used Rust-Oleum Specialty Chalk Board #206540 Black)
- Paintbrush or roller
- Lint-free rags or chalkboard erasers
- Sturdy cardboard
- Small level
- Carpenter square
Step 1: Paint the Wall
This project needs to start with a blank canvas. Paint the wall according to the directions on the chalkboard paint can.
Step 2: Prep the Wall For Designing
Scribble chalk across the painted surface, then erase using rags or a chalkboard eraser. This gives your final design a uniform surface and prevents "ghosts" if you change the design later.
Step 3: Cut Out Stencil
Cut out a cardboard pattern of your design. Tape a small level to the pattern to maintain a straight repeat of the design. Have a carpenter square handy, too.
Step 4: Draw Design
Trace your design on the wall with chalk, starting at the center and working outward. Add details like faux wainscoting, trim, and art work for a customized and creative look.