This past spring/summer we reconfigured our breakfast nook. Eventually I plan on sharing the complete renovation but couldn’t wait to give you a glimpse into my favorite part, the Chalkboard Wall!
After researching what chalkboard paint/technique to use I went with Rust-Oleum 206540 Chalkboard Brush-On, Black, 30-Ounceand used a roller brush to paint it on. I had read that the spray paint version works and looks the best but since I was applying this on a wall I decided I didn’t want to deal with the fumes and over spray issues when using spray paint. It worked very well. Yes, the texture is slightly stippled but I don’t mind. I bought four 30 oz. cans of the paint thinking it would take that much but I only ended up using about two cans. The paint is pretty thick and I was able to complete the project in two coats. If you read about chalk paint the manufacturers all recommend you “prime” your new chalkboard by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk over the entire surface then erasing. I guess the product works better if there is already some chalk on the surface. We did it and it worked great!
I really love how the space turned out. We’ve been using it during homework time to work on words with my son and the kids have had a few drawing sessions just for fun. The bookshelf is perfect because the kids can actually see all the book covers right in front of them while choosing what to read.
My father said our nook looks like a school and I was pleased with the comment, even if he was poking fun at us 😉