DIY Chalkboard Wall Tutorial for a Kids Playroom

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I have had so many questions recently regarding the DIY chalkboard wall in our playroom. It is one of the easiest DIY’s that we have done in our home. Not only was it easy, but it also made a big statement in the kids playroom.

kids playroom with chalkboard wall

Below I have outlined a simple DIY Chalkboard Wall Tutorial for you to follow.

Supplies for DIY Chalkboard Wall

  1. Sand Paper
  2. Chalkboard paint (either green or black)
  3. Smooth Surface Foam Roller
  4.  4 : 1 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. Plywood
  5. Stain of your Choice : we used Jacobean by Minwax
  6. Blue Painters Tape
  7. Level
  8. Nail Compressor with Brad Nailer
  9. Miter Saw
kids playroom home decor with green chalkboard wall


  1. Outline the area of the chalkboard you wish to create on your wall using the blue painters tape and the level to make sure it is straight.
  2. Create a square, or rectangle with the blue painters tape
  3. Inside the square that you created on the wall, sand down the wall. This is especially important if you have textures walls.
  4. After Sanding, paint the wall using the chalkboard paint
  5. Cut down your 1 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. pieces of plywood to fit around the chalkboard
  6. If you don’t want to get fancy, don’t worry about creating a 90 degree angle joint for the corners. If you wan’t to create a 90 degree angle join, use a miter saw to cut each end of the piece of wood at 45 degrees.
  7. Stain the wood with the stain of your choice and wait a few hours to dry
  8. Use the Pressure Nail Gun to Nail the plywood around the chalkboard

I hope this DIY Chalkboard Wall was easy enough to follow! I wish I had taken pictures to show you along the way. But we made this before I had my blog! If you have any questions feel free to leave them below.

kids playroom homeschool idea

Here are a few pictures of the chalkboard wall over the past few years! It is such a fun piece to have in every kids playroom.

kids playroom with green chalkboard wall and hanging swing
kids modern farmhouse playroom with black nugget

My favorite time to decorate the playroom is for Christmas. You can see more on how I decorated our playroom for christmas here.

kids playroom decorated for christmas
kids playroom modern farmhouse christmas decor



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  1. This is BEYOND dreamy and goals! Where did you get the chairs and table from? I feel like you probably made the table …but maybe not. You seem Super crafty.

  2. Where are the wooden bookshelves from? I have a very large chalkboard similar to yours about a desk and need some bookshelves that won’t take up much space?

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