When we decided to start a family we knew our lives would change forever. For many people this change includes painting walls with chalkboard paint. However if you hate painting or you can’t paint because you rent, I have the PERFECT solution for you – Chalkboard Contact Paper.
Yep, that’s right thanks to this wonderful contact paper, YOU can easily make a super cute DIY chalkboard WITHOUT having to paint anything!
First grab an old inexpensive media cabinet (like this one from IKEA). We purchased our several years ago before we ever dreamed of having kids. However, if you don’t already own one you can easily pick up one at a garage sale or on craig’s list.
When you take the chalkboard paper out of the wrapper you will more than likely think that it feels nothing like a chalkboard and that this is the dumbest idea you have ever tried. Don’t worry. I promise it will work like a charm!
Just make sure you apply it evenly and that you get the bubbles out. I used my shower squeegee for this.
Once I got to the bottom I used a razor blade to cut off the excess.
Once your chalkboard is complete you are going to want to cure it. To do this simply rub it with the side of the chalk all over the board and then erase it using a chalkboard eraser.
About Kelly Tirman
Kelly Tirman is Natural Connector, Crowdsourcer, Curator and Change Management Professional specializing in Social Business. She currently works as an Enterprise Social Business Strategist for Wells Fargo however in her “free-time” Kelly blogs on several topics including Urban Living, Raising Multilingual Children, Organic Beauty and Social Commerce. She happily resides in San Francisco with her husband and two children.