How to Paint A Chalkboard Backsplash Wall

Transform your kitchen backsplash into a chalkboard backsplash wall that can be colored on for every occasion using Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint! A quick and easy project for beginners!

How To Paint A Chalkboard Backsplash Wall | Gathered In The Kitchen

Our plans for Thanksgiving this year changed due to a case of Covid, so we were home and I made a full-on Thanksgiving feast! I actually love cooking for the holidays. It’s usually a 2 day affair of making the appetizers the day before and then cooking all of the side dishes the day of while my hubby makes the turkey (or me making the ham).

While I was about to get started on day 2 of cooking, I had a crazy idea come to mind that involved using a can of chalkboard paint that was left at our 1886 Victorian home when we bought it. – yes, yes, I am a hoarder of craft supplies!

Sometimes the best ideas come from out of the blue and you just need to act on those impulses from time to time!

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Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Paint

Painter’s Tape

2″ angle paint brush

Let’s Paint It Together!

Step 1: Tape off the area you want to paint using Painter’s Tape

How To Paint A Chalkboard Backsplash Wall | Gathered In The Kitchen

Step 2: Begin painting using a 2″ angled brush or a roller – for me, it was easier to use a paintbrush because of the small space I was working in.

How to Paint A Chalkboard Backsplash Wall

After 1 coat of Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint:

I needed to apply 3 coats of paint in order to achieve the chalkboard look.

How to Paint A Chalkboard Backsplash Wall

After 3 coats of paint:

How To Paint A Chalkboard Backsplash Wall | Gathered In The Kitchen

In order to “hide” the pipe for our pot filler, I drew a cute little turkey around it! 🙂

Chalkboard Backsplash Wall in kitchen behind stove

I love it!!! Not only is it super cute, but it’s giving me a real life take on what a dark backsplash will look like…little spoiler alert, I already have the backsplash and it may or may not be black!

My daughter suggested that I change out the wording for what recipe I’m making and sharing at the moment! I thought that was such a genius idea!

…and my kiddos are already having fun taking over and decorating!

How to Paint A Chalkboard Backsplash Wall

This quick and easy project has inspired me to create a different chalkboard wall in my kitchen … with a wooden ledge to catch all of the chalk dust! hahahahaha.

Watch on Instagram!

I shared this project as a Reel on Instagram and I can’t believe how much love it got!

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  1. Thanks Anna!!! I really love how it turned out…totally a “on a whim” type project!

  2. Cindy Rust says:

    This is a great idea Stephanie! And it’s a great way to ‘try out’ the new backsplash! Pinning!

  3. Libbie Burling says:

    Oh my! What spur of the moment inspiration! LOVE IT!!

  4. Very clever and clever way to try this out first.

  5. Rosemary Palmer says:

    A great idea – and I love the turkey. A perfect touch to the backsplash.

  6. What a great idea! And I really love your green cabinets and the stove! wow!

  7. Love your kitchen and this new addition! Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

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