Use the new Colorhouse Chalkboard paint to create a removable wallpaper pattern! As much as we love wallpaper, we often think twice before installing it because it is such a commitment! Once it’s on your wall- it’s stuck there. By creating an all-over pattern with chalk, you can get the look of an expansive design on your walls, but can erase it and start over with a new design. In this MAKE THIS post, we are going to show you step-by-step how to make your own Arrow Wall.
You will need:
1 qt of METAL .05 Colorhouse Chalkboard paint
2 ½” sash brush for cutting in
1/2” nap or foam roller for best Chalkboard results
Blue painter’s tape to protect your baseboards
Drop cloth to protect your floor
First, paint your wall(s) with Colorhouse Chalkboard paint. For this, we chose the steely gray of METAL .05. It’s a little softer than a straight black, which can feel more liveable when spread out over a lot of wall space. Let dry for 48 hrs.
Next, condition your wall to get it ready for chalk by taking a piece of chalk on it’s side and scribbling all over the painted surface.
Then, take your eraser and rub off all the scribbles until you have a nice, even finish of chalk dust.
Starting from the baseboard, use your ruler and draw tick marks with a pencil every 6” up the wall.
Take the level and draw horizontal lines at each of the tick marks. The lines should stretch from one side of the wall to the other. Go gentle with the pressure on your pencil, as you do not want to be able to see the lines after you apply your pattern.
Arrows have 3 parts: point (that’s the tip), shaft (that’s the stem), and fletching (those are “feathers”). To create the arrows, draw approximately 6″ vertical lines with chalk between the horizontal lines, leaving about a ½” gap between the shafts so you have room for the point. On our wall, we placed the lines roughly 5” apart across the horizontal lines. Keep moving up and along the wall, placing the shafts one on top of the other.
To create the points, start on the bottom along the baseboard and draw a V at the end of each of the lines on that row. To create the fletching, make a triangle at the other end of the shaft. For our pattern, we put triangles on every 2 lines going across, not on every single one. Repeat this pattern for the rows above, flipping the direction of the arrows so that the points touch. Voila! You made an Arrow Wall! Nice Work.
For more Chalkboard wall inspiration, check out our Pinterest board.