Create a Chalkboard Accent Wall with Faux Design Motifs

Use chalk to doodle your way to a graphic accent wall. It's quick, easy, and erasable!

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
  • Chalk
  • Lint-free rags or chalkboard erasers
  • Sturdy cardboard
  • Tape
  • 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.

Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint

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.

How to Paint a Stencil on an Accent Wall


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