Chalkboard panel

In collaboration with Reno-Depot, I present you my most recent do-it-yourself project. A simple project that easily embellishes a room and allows kids to be creative.

Annie Daoust
Lifestyle blogger
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Duration : 
1 day

1
Define the paint location

  • 1.1First, we must determine where we want to paint our board. In my case, I wanted two boards of the same format, at two different heights. After taking my measurements, I determined that they would each be 32 inches wide.
  • 1.2Once the location and format have been chosen, we mark with a pencil, the centre of each circle.
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Top tip

It is important to prepare the surface for a better result. Lightly sand the wall that will receive the paint with fine sandpaper (180-220 grit). Then, wash with soapy water, rinse and dry.

Ideally, sand lightly between each layer of paint with a very fine sandpaper (320 grit).

2
Draw the shape

  • 2.1We securely tie a twine at the end of our pencil, near the lead. Once attached, we measure the distance of half the diameter of our circle and add few extra inches to make a knot. In my case, each circle is 32 inches in diameter. So, I measured 16 inches of twine and added 5 more inches to tie my knot.
  • 2.2We make a small knot to the exact measure of our half-diameter. We can repeat this step a few times so that the knot is in the right place. So, I had a piece of twine, at one end my pencil and at the other a small knot, with 16 inches in between.
  • 2.3We slide the board pin in the centre of our knot and we stick it on the wall where we made the mark in step 1.2.
  • 2.4With the pencil attached to the end of the twine, we draw our circle on the wall. Make sure that the twine is very tight.

3
Paint the shape

  • 3.1Mix the chalkboard paint.
  • 3.2Using a small paintbrush, draw the shape you just created.
  • 3.3Using a foam roller (4"), apply paint evenly over the entire surface.
  • 3.4I applied 3 coats of paint, leaving 4 hours of drying time between each.
  • 3.5Once finished, it is better to wait 3 days before drawing with chalk on the new board.
Annie Daoust
Lifestyle blogger
Annie is passionate about home décor and well-being. She shares on her blog her discoveries of the moment, renovation projects and mom’s daily life.
@anniedaoust

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