Make a Framed Chalkboard Wall {& Wooden Alphabet Wall Art}

Make a Framed Chalkboard Wall {& Wooden Alphabet Wall Art}

I hope everyone enjoyed the first weekend of spring. Though the weather was not the best around here, we were able check some more things off our indoor list
before the sunshine and warmth rolls in.
{which is perfectly ok because when it is nice out I really want to be outside this time of year!}With the magnetic framed art gallery complete, we decided to make the second wall in our little guys room a chalkboard wall. As much as I would of liked to chalk up the entire wall – I opted to leave room for some much needed storage in the space below.


Since we have a wooden easel that will be going in the room that is just the right height for our little guy – we ended up creating an oversized framed chalkboard that sits a little higher on the wall. We get so much use out of the chalkboard wall in our kitchen, I know this will be perfect for keeping notes, lists, and therapy appointments organized and just a glance away.


After the room was repainted, the wall was marked using a t-square with guidelines for where the chalkboard would be.


Since the chalkboard was being framed with molding – the guidelines were just drawn on the wall with a pencil.


The rectangle space was then filled in with Krylon Chalkboard Brush On Paint using a sponge roller.


Once the paint was dry the molding was applied. The molding is just unfinished casing molding cut to size with a miter saw. All of the pieces were stained prior to attaching them to the wall.


They are simply tacked into place with a nail gun – in the crevice of the molding, at an angle. You can only see the pinheads up close if you are actually looking for them – so I left them as is without filling them in.


Before attaching the bottom piece of molding, a 1X3 was nailed to bottom piece of molding for a chalk holder.


My husband had a great idea of using the router bit in our Dremel Trio to create a space in the 1X3 specifically for the chalk.


To finish off the chalkboard wall wooden alphabet letters were hung above.


The 5 inch letters were found at Joanne Fabrics and were less than $2 a piece.


Loctite Fun -Tak mounting puddy was used to attach them to the wall. I love this stuff – it is great for hanging lightweight items without the nail holes.


They have been up a little over a month and have not fallen down – though the real test will be this summer when the humidity kicks in {so we shall see}. To the touch they do not feel like they are going to go anywhere.


As much as I thought they would be adorable embellished with a little color and design from scrapbook paper – the neutral palette is much better for the crazed sensory system my little guy has.


Plus once all the accessories and toys are added there will be plenty of color to go around.

Enjoy.

                  

Comments

  1. It’s all coming together so nicely! What a great idea to frame the chalkboard paint on the wall, I never would have guessed! Love the dust catcher and chalk holder too. :)

  2. So pretty and sharp keeping it black! What a beautiful room for your son!

  3. it really looks great! What a beautiful labor of love!

  4. I love it, Stephanie! It looks great. I love the clean, simple look of the black alphabet above it!

  5. Wow, it’s really coming together! I love the built-in chalkboard with the chalk tray and the neutral palette. You guys are amazing. :)

  6. Looks awesome.

  7. So beautifully and creatively done…Loved how you used the mounting putty..great idea!

  8. Everything looks so nice and I know your “lil man” is going to love learning in that space….what a lucky guy he is!

        

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