Chalkboard for Kids Room

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Project by skogie1 posted 11-24-2014 08:58 PM 969 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this chalkboard for our two boys’ playroom (ages 4 and 6). Fun and easy. Took some sanded 1/2” ply, ripped strips from it, shaped them with a jigsaw and bandsaw and that was about it. I primed and painted and then sanded through in a few spots to let the white primer show through to give it texture. If I did it again, I’d prime and then paint two or three differently colored coats before the final coat and then when sanded it down I would vary the amount of sanding to achieve a multi-colored distressed look. Mounted it using drywall screws. Recessed the holes and put black plugs in. Thought I’d post this as it might give other people ideas for their own chalkboards and kids room ideas.

I used the Rustoleum chalkboard paint. It’s a pretty good product but it remains somewhat rough and porous and holds a lot of chalk. If you use it, make sure you “season” the dried wall before you write on it or you will never get rid of the writing. To season you just rub the board everywhere with the broad side of the chalk and then erase it. This fills the pores evenly.

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#1 posted 11-28-2014 12:42 AM

Very nice job! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-28-2014 02:03 AM

Thanks! And Happy Thanksgving to you too!

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