Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Homemade Wall Chalk Board


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy


Well, yesterday Hubby and I were able to finish up a project I had been working on in the mud room.

I have this one odd wall in there.  It is the wall right out side the half bath that leads into the breakfast nook.

Because of its size and location I could never find anything to display there, that I liked.

Then I came up with the idea of making a chalk board, thanks to the inspiration of fellow bloggers and Pinterest.

Chalk boards seem to be all the craze right now, huh?

Well, I love them too!

Plus I thought it would be the perfect reminder spot to leave notes you’ll see before heading out the door.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy 


Now because it is a small and kind of dark room it was difficult to get a good photo.

Well, actually impossible, but I did try.

Also I promise it is level and square, even though the pictures may trick your eyes into thinking it’s not. :)


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy


It was so simple to make.

All I did was go buy some black chalk paint.

I just used the inexpensive kind found at Wal-Mart in the craft department.

I used green painters tape and made a square box, because I wanted it to be positioned centered on the wall.


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy


Now this part of it I just eyed, which I thought was okay because I knew I was going to add wood trim and would make sure that part was level.

Next time, I think I would do it differently.

I would take the time at the start and use a level with my tape because ….

I wanted the board area as big as possible, so when we went to add the trim and make sure it was actually level, there was a small strip in one of the corners where the white was exposed.

I had to get the chalk board paint back out and add more to this area before we could finish the trim.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I didn't think to get any photos of us actually hanging the trim, sorry.

We used two pieces of fluted trim and four small corner rosettes, found at Home Depot.

The trim was $9.99 a piece and the rosettes were like a $1.60 something.

I still have a nice size piece of trim left, which was good incase we would have made a mistake when cutting.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I used some antique white paint I already had on hand.

Hung the trim with some little finishing nails and Poof, my new chalk board.


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.

Even Brett likes it, so that is always a plus.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy 

I get to spend today cleaning. Yippee! :(

We have a house viewing at 9AM.

Yikes, Too early for me, people. :)


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take Care and Talk Soon,



Felicia said...

Turned out great Tammy.


Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

Simply perfect.. It has inspired me to do mine.. Bought an Antique frame a while back for the job now just need to do it.. Hugs Angi X

Primitive Stars said...

Love that Tammy, wonderful job, looks beautiful, Francine.

By Thy Hands Tinkerings said...

I love this!!! I am soooo stealing this idea...


The Farmers Daughter said...

Looks great, Tammy! Aren't you clever to just paint it to the wall! I've been looking for something in a frame to turn into a chalkboard. Never thought about painting the wall. So clever!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Painting the chalk paint right on the wall and then framing it is a great idea.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Really cute Tammy. I have one in an old vintage window. I love it and my favorite thing is to write seasonal quotes on it. You are going to have so much fun with yours!

cynthia lee designs said...

It turned out great and looks perfect there.

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I love what you did. It came out GREAT, Pinterest is the BEST place to find super ideas.

Now you can leave loving messages on there for your hubby Brett and Congrats Grandma. I am soooooo EXCITED for you and the whole family. Your sweetheart of a daughter is going to be a fabulous and loving Mommy just like you!!!

Big Hugs,
Lots of Love,
Trish XOXO

Trace4J said...

What a great idea.
I love it.
Woolue HUGS

Lisa Diane said...

WOW!! That came out GREAT! :-D
What a fun idea, and I love the trim you put around it!

Hugs, Lisa

Allison said...

Love the chalkboard!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

I love it, Tammy! It looks cute on that wall. Hope the house showing is a success! :)

Have a great weekend!

Tammy said...

I love it!!

prims by olde lady morgan said...


playing so much catch up here... story of my life these days... First my friend CONGRATS!!! on your the news of the first grandbaby!
I am completely lost on GH... YIKES... missed almost 2 weeks... so they are all back, but are completely different people now? UGH! how did the showing go? OLM

bettyj said...

Like that! 9 am is toooooo early for a showing. Hope it went well. I turned two down the week Curtis dies, just couldn't get it together, and they haven't called back. Oh well.lol

bettyj said...

Like that! 9 am is toooooo early for a showing. Hope it went well. I turned two down the week Curtis dies, just couldn't get it together, and they haven't called back. Oh well.lol

Joy/The Olde Farmhouse said...

Tammy: Great idea to paint right on the wall...and don't you just love the GREEN frog tape...does a much better job than the other, I think. Looks great, you made a good choice.
House for sale? Good Luck with that...hope it goes fast if that is what you want.
{{HUGS}} Joy