If I had to choose just one element I was most excited to design in our new kitchen, I would say it was this chalkboard mural wall.
After freshly painting everything in mountain peak white, the thought of slathering on the black chalkboard paint and creating the precise lines that I knew I needed made me a little anxious.
Enter versachalk! This product comes in an 18 inch roll and I’m hoping will turn out to be a lasting beautiful alternative to painting a wall. It also came with a chalkboard marker, which I plan to use later as well…
After measuring & cutting to length and deciding where I would center my two rolls; I started by installing one, top to bottom slowly and smoothly pushing all the air bubbles out with the vinyl paddle. The first 6-12″ were the trickiest, but once I got rolling it really wasn’t too bad. Patience & a consistent stroke from the center outward was key. I still had a few visible bubbles on the top which I may have to go back & touch up using a little spray adhesive, I fiddled with it a little too much I think getting it started & interfered with it’s stickiness.
The second roll I did the same technique, top to bottom and ever so slightly overlapped them in the center hoping that no seam would be visible. I was pretty impressed with the result, the seam is there, but it really doesn’t interfere with the overall look & it really gave me the pop of dark accent I was looking for.
I cut a large adhesive paper “gather” to title my mural, and I’m going to let it hang out like this until after Christmas. I want to make sure everything has plenty of staying power before I commit to the rest of the mural I have in mind. Check back to see the finished product, I’m excited to see it myself!