As I said in a previous post, I decided to make a chalkboard wall in the store area of my workshop house. Actually this wall has been painted for a few months, but I needed to wait for the floor to be in before I could continue. And the floor couldn't go in until the walls were done (because I didn't want to get paint splatters all over it)... so I finished the planked walls and the laminate floor and finally it was time to get to the chalkboard wall. It's actually a wall and a bit, because I decided to turn the corner and paint the chalkboard paint to the left of the door that leads to the workshop.
This is how my wall looked after I put the freshly painted baseboards on:
Now, chalkboards need to be conditioned before they are used. If you don't condition a chalkboard you will always see the first thing you wrote on it. To condition you prime the chalkboard by laying chalk on it's side and cover the whole surface:
Then you rub in the chalk with your fingers and wipe it down with a cloth:
I felt my chalkboard wall needed something else, so I made a frame for it using lumberyard 1x4s, some stain and two coats of shellac:
The corners are mitred:
And then I added a little something for fun:
So, the retail area is basically done, although I do need to make myself some type of counter to sit at, in front of the chalkboard wall. And I need to get my creations in there!
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Labels: blackboard/chalkboard, new workshop, retail area, walls