From Pinterest to laundry rooms across the nation, Chalkboard Walls are everywhere. Seriously, think about it for a sec, when’s the last time you walked into a coffee shop or a model home and didn’t see a chalkboard wall? There’s a reason – these things are pretty cool. For starters, they’re 100% customization. Put them where you want and write what you want. Frame it in, give it a hand drawn border, stretch it from wall-to-wall, the possibilities are endless! Secondly, they’re a quick and easy DIY.
Chalkboard walls are super easy to “install”. I put install in quotes because you’re really just painting a portion of the wall, there’s no actual install required. Just determine where you want to put it, tape it off, and paint! Granted, you need to make sure your lines are level and the surface is clean and smooth, but all-in-all, isn’t a very laborious task.
Can you overdo the trend? To put it bluntly, yes. Design experts widely agree that the walls should be treated as an accent – basically, it isn’t recommended that you cover your entire formal dining room in chalkboard paint. But hey, if that’s what you want to do, you do you! Try making it the base to your Command Center (see below, far left), or behind your coffee and tea buffet.
As the chalkboard look continues to gain popularity, so do the color options. Black is definitely the color being seen most frequently but we’re starting to see more and more classic green chalkboard walls. In my personal opinion, part of the reason we’re seeing those two colors more than others is because those are the most widely available in pre-mixed formulas. That being said, with a little extra effort, you can turn just about any color paint into a chalkboard-style mix.
If you’re not ready to commit to a full wall, try painting an activity table or hanging a chalkboard in your backyard. This is a great way to ease into the chalk board trend!
NOTE!! If you want you want to install a Chalk Board Wall in your home but don’t know where to start, check out this super simple tutorial posted by the Home Depot Community or this easy 3-Step Guide by As Cute As A Bug’s Ear.