Porch Chalkboard Wall

Hi Friends!

It has been a busy week here at the Paper & Fox house. We have been preparing for our youngest son’s, Bryce, second birthday.  Bryce is creative and loves to draw. I was inspired by the Outdoor Chalkboard that Tiny Sidekick created a few months back. Bryce has been using chalk to make his mark (on furniture, paintings, and walls) for a while now.

We decided to create Bryce  his own chalkboard wall on our porch for his 2nd Birthday. Bryce would have an appropriate place  to draw whatever he wants.

Porch Chalkboard Wall

Porch Chalkboard Wall

Materials Used

drywall

Being a household that is always working on projects, we happen to have a sheet of drywall on hand.  We trimmed the drywall to our desired size using a utility knife.

Then we primed the drywall board and allowed it to dry. Using a paint roller,  we applied two coats of chalkboard paint  to the board. The reason for choosing a paint roller instead of a paint brush was to achieve a smoother finish.

We also spray-painted he framing wood gray.

Installing a chalkboard

Using L-Brackets we attached the standard plank to the brick porch wall. Then we drilled the  painted drywall directly into the wall.  We then framed the remaining edges with the painted corner trim.

Porch Chalkvoard Wall by Paper & Fox

The wood plank at the bottom of the chalkboard is a perfect ledge for chalk, erasers and sippy cups.

Porch Chalboard Wall by Paper & Fox

Needless to say, the porch chalkboard was a giant hit.  He has already created many masterpieces. His friends thought it was pretty awesome too. I can’t wait to whip up some sugar chalk for Bryce to color with.

Porch Chalkboard Wall

I am a big fan of simple learning toys and who doesn’t love a chalkboard. It will be probably a year before we need to raise the chalkboard to accommodate Bryce’s height. I would say that if you need to provide a gift to a child 3 and under, you can’t go wrong with a chalkboard.

I hope that you enjoyed this project.

Thanks, Carmody

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Responses to Porch Chalkboard Wall

  1. Alli Smith August 25, 2014 at 7:47 am #

    What a really neat idea! I’ve seen chalkboard everything, but never a porch wall. And what a cutie pie!

    • carmody August 25, 2014 at 9:12 am #

      Thanks Alli! Hopefully we will get a lot of use out of it.

  2. MrsTee August 25, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    What a cool idea! My kiddies would LOVE something like this…our driveway is always covered in their chalk creations :)

  3. Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods August 25, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    How stinkin’ fun is that kid level chalkboard! Awesome use of materials!

    I would love for you to share this project at my Show-Licious Party {we are live now}!
    ~ Ashley

  4. mybigfathappylife August 25, 2014 at 11:01 am #

    I love this! I used the backer from a poster size picture frame where the Plexiglas was broken for my daguhter’s playroom.

  5. Ashley August 25, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

    what a great gift idea! lots of fun for the little ones and cute decor for you. :)

  6. Xiomeeks August 25, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

    How fun! I know my girls would love that.

  7. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} August 27, 2014 at 4:22 am #

    I really love that this is outside to keep things clean! :D I want one!

  8. dwellinginhappiness September 2, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    Great idea! Especially if you have a big porch! This is perfect for nice hot days since it’s covered and shaded, but the kids still get to be outside! Love it. We’d love for you to link up to our party Motivational Monday!:) http://www.dwellinginhappiness.com/motivational-monday-2/

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