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.
This project needs to start with a blank canvas. Paint the wall according to the directions on the chalkboard paint can.
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.
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.
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.