How to Create a Chalkboard Kitchen Backsplash
A drywall kitchen backsplash doesn't have to be boring. In just an afternoon you can transform it with chalkboard paint and a little trim. This inexpensive project packs a powerful visual punch and makes any kitchen chore more fun.
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In some kitchens, it may be necessary to install pieces of trim to provide a clean edge where the chalkboard paint ends. Measure space where trim will be installed with a tape measure. (For example, measure area between counter and bottom of upper cabinet.) Transfer measurement onto trim and mark with a pencil. Cut trim to size with a hand saw or chop saw (miter saw). Fit trim into place to ensure a proper fit then secure to wall with a finish nailer or hammer and finish nails (Image 1). Use caulk to fill seams and nail holes (Image 2). Paint trim in desired paint color and finish. Tip: A wet fingertip is the best tool for smoothing out caulk. Voila — your chalkboard backsplash is finished! Keep colored chalk handy so family members can jot down messages, recipes, shopping lists, etc. (Image 3).
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