The last post that I’ve shared about our dining room makeover was the DIY Tea-Space as seen here. Well, here’s another mini-DIY project that we’ve recently just finished. It was a lot of back and forth about what to put on this little blank corner wall. I initially wanted to hang a picture of the family but after second-guessing myself, I thought of hanging a chalkboard instead.
I’ve always wanted a chalkboard somewhere…preferably in the kitchen. But then I thought- why not in the dining room? After all, isn’t this THE place where everyone gathers? Plus, imagine showcasing dinner party menus right on the board during the holiday entertaining season.
The decision was settled. DIY chalkboard it is. Knowing us, we would never splurge on a fancy one. Also, shopping for a chalkboard just seems a little silly. So it was a family affair. My husband built the chalkboard using casings mouldings (wall/window trimmings from home depot) and fiberboard (also from home depot). Zoey helped with applying the chalkboard paint. After all was said and done, I wrote a little “Home is here” message on the board. To me, it’s another way of saying “Home Sweet Home.”
I love how the gold and black board pops against the white wall. Also, here’s a little trick- to make the white chalk really stand out, write on the board while it’s a little wet. Wipe it down first with a damp rag prior to writing and when it dries, the white letters will be whiter and more crisp.
On a side note, little by little, I’ve begun to add fall touches to our home. I will share those in a later post. Also to come, our complete dining room makeover.
If you are contemplating whether or not to make your own chalkboard- I say, “Go for it!”