Creating A Chalkboard Wall With ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape and $200 Home Depot Giveaway!

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So my daughter’s room didn’t get 100% completed before baby arrived, BUT at least she was able to move in a few weeks ago! Today, I’m going to share a small portion of her room with you. This will give you a really big glimpse at how much work has gone into this room and what a big transformation has taken place.

Since this is her ‘big girl’ room, I wanted to make it a space for her to not only sleep in but to play in as well. We don’t have a very big house so I wanted her to feel like she had a space of her own to play and create. Which led me to putting in a big chalkboard wall for her enjoyment (plus-I really liked the look of the accent wall!).


Ta-da! Here is Miss E’s little toddler work station!


I’m really glad I took the plunge and painted the wall. I love how it looks in her new room and she is absolutely loving it. I love seeing all of her beautiful scribbles all over the wall and seeing how excited she is about it.

The wall was really easy to create, especially using ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape.

Here is a quick list of supplies: 

-ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape

- Primer

- Chalkboard Paint

- Small Roller Brush

- Small Edging Brush

Ok, so are you ready for the before pictures of this wall? You may be, but I’m not sure I am. It’s actually a little embarrassing how this space looked before….

Chalkboard Wall Before After

Keep in mind this was our unfinished guest room + craft + storage + junk room before we turned it into Miss E’s new room!




Once we cleared out the room, I taped off the wall using ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and gave it a coat of primer.


Then, using a small foam roller, I applied the chalkboard paint. I needed about two coats to make it really dark and rich.

The roller worked great for the wall but I still needed a small brush for the edges.


After letting the coat dry, I gently peeled off the tape to show my beautiful straight lines thanks to my ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape.


I added a Vintage Typewriter Desk (see makeover post here), and my chalkboard desk station (see post here) and a few little accessories and now Miss E has a fun area to call her own.

I’m hoping to make some more progress on the room soon, but right now I’m just enjoying some snuggle time with my new baby boy :)

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Here is a collection of fabulous paint projects from other bloggers:

Centsational Girl – Textured Panel Dresser Makeover : Thrifty and Chic Framed Stencil Wall : The Design Confidential DIY Concrete Color Block Painted Tables : Sand & Sisal Faux Etched Glass : The Girl Creative Summer Chalkboard : PB & J Stories Dipped Effect Outdoor Bench and Front Patio Makeover : In My Own Style How to Paint Outdoor Furniture : Making this Home Embellish with a Paint Border : Making this Home Embellish with a Paint Border : Rustic Bench Gets Modern Moroccan-Inspired Makeover : DIY Game Table : Fun with Fireworks : Charles & Hudson – Wood Block Planter : Love of Family and Home – DIY Striped Curtain : LollyJane – Mailbox Makeover : Nesting Place – Painting with Chalk : Thistlewood Farms: How to Paint Stripes : Live Laugh Rowe: DIY Drop Cloth Table Runner : SawdustGirl – Spray-Painted-Striped Lemonade Stand Canopy : Make It: Painted Horseshoes : DIY Pet Food Station : Spearmint Color Blocked Vintage Wicker Headboard : DIY Mason Jar Dining Caddy : Build a Large Wall Frame for a Chalkboard or Mirror : Shanty 2 Chic Magazine Holder : Four Generations One Roof Painting Stripes Makeover : Curbly Before and After: A Worn, Dated Chair Gets a Bright and Colorful Makeover


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This post was brought to you in partnership with The Home Depot and ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape.


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Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses primarily on DIY home decor, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds, using what’s on hand and transforming dollar store finds. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 2 year old daughter and newborn son.


  1. Erin H says

    I’ve been debating putting a chalk wall in my house. I’m a worried my crazy little guy won’t be able to keep his coloring to the chalk wall! :)

  2. Deb says

    I want to do this when I redo my kids room. Question…is there a reason you used a small roller instead of a full size? Just wondering if chalk board paint doesn’t work well on a large roller?

  3. says

    We have this neat nook in the stairway to our basement about 8X8, My husband and I are ready to frame it out for built ins and creating more built in cabinets in our play area in the basement.

    Home Depot is where we shop for our supplies!


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