Fun DIY… A Chalkboard Wall Transforms the Room

So, the carpets have arrived at the store, and at the end of this week two of our bedrooms are going to be carpeted. Now that this date has been firmed up, I’m keen to get all the last minute bits of painting done including doors and cupboard in my eldest daughter’s room. More on that once it’s all finished.

As promised in my last post, I wanted to tell you about the latest bit of DIY… a chalkboard which is something that my youngest teen requested for her room. Last week, I bought the chalkboard paint which ended up arriving in a leaking container. Luckily it had a plastic bag around it and after I’d rinsed it off and sorted out a refund, I was able to use the rest of the paint to make a start on the wall.

Chalkboard paint being applied to a white wall

With a small roller it didn’t take me long and it dried in no time. It only needed one coat of paint and I was so pleased with the result. My daughter is using it for messages, lists and drawings. It’s actually quite fun to write on. Who needs to buy paintings for the walls when you have artistic teens? Her sister came in to use it a few days ago to let everyone know how many days it was until her birthday 🥳 .

Finished chalkboard wall

Also, another bonus is that my daughter is now using the desk again due to the bonus cluttering session that I did before I painted. I also helped her reorganise the cupboards and shelves and the space looks neat and tidy once again.

Once the carpet is fitted Friday, we still need to find her a new bed frame to go with her mattress and also a new ceiling light. Apart from that we’re nearly there. It will be nice to completely finish one of the rooms upstairs, as it’s been a slow process.

Another project in progress is the transformation of my other daughter’s built in wardrobe. Watch this space for before and after photos of that 😀.

Until next time…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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2 Responses to Fun DIY… A Chalkboard Wall Transforms the Room

  1. Liz says:

    Looks good and what fun. I don’t have a chalkboard wall, but I can imagine the fun and it looks really good for any room.
    I do the equivalent with a whiteboard.

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