You know recently I have been getting into Chalkboard paint. Of course, I realize that I may be slightly behind the bandwagon on this but I don't care. The most recent project that we did, I had stolen from the handmade home. If you have never checked her out, you should. I originally saw her on Nate Berkus, that's how good she is.
So, we had this totally blah area in front of our kitchen and I remember seeing what she did in her kitchen.
I taped out the area that I wanted to use as the chalkboard with Frog Tape. (FYI this stuff is the best!) As you can tell, we have a lovely receptacle right in the middle of our chalkboard. We changed this to black and I spray painted the cover plate with chalkboard. For the wall, I brushed on the chalkboard paint.
I tend to be overly excited about completing the project at hand that I typically forget some very important steps. i.e. protect your boyfriends floor. Of course, I didn't do this and I had splattered paint all of over the floor. Luckily he was busy doing something else and never even noticed.
We added trim around the chalkboard to make a frame. I didn't bother to take off the tape, just put the frame right over it. I painted the trim prior to installing. The boyfriend even used his new favorite tool, the Dremel, and carved an area on top for the chalk to rest.
I think it looks nice especially with our new / old stools, which is a whole other story. Oh and please just ignore the countertops, I do.