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DIY Chalkboard Hallway

Hi everyone! I somewhat recently painted my hallway (floor to ceiling) with chalkboard paint. I know chalkboards aren't a new thing, but I'm still so in love with this one!

Here is the before:
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And here is the after!
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I also recently drew some new chalkboard art:
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I'm just really having too much fun with it, like a kid! Do you have any chalkboards in your house?

Visit my blog post on the chalkboard wall here: DIY Chalkboard Hallway

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  • That looks AWESOME! I love it!

    Unfortunately, it wouldn't work in my house... my 3 year old would destroy the chalk writing in a heartbeat. haha I had a chalkboard door he was constantly leaning against, getting chalk all over his coat/clothes. I had to decide between keeping the kid or keeping the door. The kid won by a narrow margin. ;)
  • Haha! I can see how it would be a tough decision... :)
  • How fun!! I plan to do a chalkboard area for my son in our new home! :)
  • love it - especially the frame around the thermostat. My walls are slightly textured, so I can't do chalkboard walls - so jealous.
  • Your chalk writing is incredible! Any tips to share?



  • Your chalk writing is incredible! Any tips to share?

    Thanks so much! I love calligraphy and any sort of text writing, so I doodle a lot. I just pull up a picture of something that I like on my iPad, and I hold it in one hand while I draw with another!

    Another simple tip would be to buy (or DIY!) a projector that shines the text or picture onto the chalkboard, and then all you have to do is trace it! :)
  • That looks amazing! Well done.
  • I'm so jealous of your chalk art skills! I bought ceramic storage containers from Target a week ago for things like sugar, flour, etc. (also not a new concept, I'm sure everyone's seen these) with chalk labels, and I've been ignoring them because of my messy chalk handwriting.
  • stephanie said:

    I'm so jealous of your chalk art skills! I bought ceramic storage containers from Target a week ago for things like sugar, flour, etc. (also not a new concept, I'm sure everyone's seen these) with chalk labels, and I've been ignoring them because of my messy chalk handwriting.

    A great tip for writing on small objects is to sharpen the tip of a piece of chalk with a regular old pencil sharpener (I use the kind for eyeliner pencils). It sharpens the chalk to a point, and then it writes in a fine line like a pen!
  • I absolutely Love it!! I wonder what it takes for me to put one of these walls in my house with textured walls...
  • I love it! Your chalk illustrations are beautiful. Do you use regular chalk or a chalk marker?
  • Hi, BurlapandLace!

    Boy, that looks great. I just love the frames on the chalkboard. Really adds something. I would've never thought to sharpen my chalk (I just made a 3' by 4' chalkboard out of hardboard, still need to hang it up and frame it).

    I also wondered if you ever use those chalk pens on your wall. Maybe those just work best with real slate/the-ones-hanging-in-schools???

    Totally enjoyed that post. Thanks!
    Anne :)
  • Love it! I'm trying to convince my family something similar would work in our mudroom. Remove the shelving and paint the entire wall. Thanks for the great photos - I'll use these as ammunition to help convince them. Sorry for the poor photo quality - this was taken from a video my daughter took on our house tour of our new house.

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  • I love it! Your chalk illustrations are beautiful. Do you use regular chalk or a chalk marker?

    I always use regular chalk! Just the plain old pack of white. It's much more forgiving! :)
  • Anne said:

    Hi, BurlapandLace!

    Boy, that looks great. I just love the frames on the chalkboard. Really adds something. I would've never thought to sharpen my chalk (I just made a 3' by 4' chalkboard out of hardboard, still need to hang it up and frame it).

    I also wondered if you ever use those chalk pens on your wall. Maybe those just work best with real slate/the-ones-hanging-in-schools???

    Totally enjoyed that post. Thanks!
    Anne :)

    Thanks so much, Anne! I've heard that the chalk pens are harder to erase, and I really don't like the look of permanence that they give. I really like the dusty, chalky (for lack of a better word) look that regular old chalk has!
  • themama23 said:

    Love it! I'm trying to convince my family something similar would work in our mudroom. Remove the shelving and paint the entire wall. Thanks for the great photos - I'll use these as ammunition to help convince them. Sorry for the poor photo quality - this was taken from a video my daughter took on our house tour of our new house.

    A chalkboard wall would look sooooo coooool in that room! I can just picture it now...bright white walls, chalkboard accent wall, cool industrial light fixture...it would look so awesome!

    And good luck with the convincing! :)
  • i love love love this. Especially the frames on the wall. Super creative putting the frame around the thermostat!
  • LFedz said:

    i love love love this. Especially the frames on the wall. Super creative putting the frame around the thermostat!

    Yes the frames - and the clock are my favorite part of the wall.
  • Love it!! So creative. I have to ask, does dust get everywhere from it?
  • kniese said:

    Love it!! So creative. I have to ask, does dust get everywhere from it?

    Thanks so much! It doesn't get anywhere, really, unless I'm drawing something. I press really hard on the chalk to get a darker line, so some dust falls off! I just sweep it up afterwards :)

  • GORGEOUS! You are great at chalk art!
  • This is so incredibly gorgeous! I love the look - and your chalkboard writing skills are impressive!!!
  • stephanie said:

    I'm so jealous of your chalk art skills! I bought ceramic storage containers from Target a week ago for things like sugar, flour, etc. (also not a new concept, I'm sure everyone's seen these) with chalk labels, and I've been ignoring them because of my messy chalk handwriting.

    A great tip for writing on small objects is to sharpen the tip of a piece of chalk with a regular old pencil sharpener (I use the kind for eyeliner pencils). It sharpens the chalk to a point, and then it writes in a fine line like a pen!
    what an awesome idea, thanks!
  • Wow, your chalkboard handwriting is amazing and I don't know if it's just me, but chalkboard writing is the hardest!
  • Wow this is so cool and bold!! I am wondering how you do such precision with chalk? Do you use special pens or something? I have a smaller chalkboard i would love to stylize but can't seem to write properly, nowhere near as nice as yours!
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