My kitchen is quite small, with a useless space at the back between the fridge freezer and the oven opening. We used to have a notice board in that space, but it would get knocked with the fridge door being opened.
I have been toying with the idea of making a blackboard area on that wall for a little while so this weekend I went off to the DIY shop to buy my supplies.
I really wanted the paint version, but only the spray can is sold in a certain large DIY shop, so spray can it has to be. I started by preparing the wall, washing it to make it free from dust and dirt.
The next step was to mark out how big I wanted it as I wasn’t having the whole wall blackboard style. I drew on the wall in pencil and then used masking tape to mark my lines. I used two rows of masking tape, but soon learnt that the spray will travel that little bit further in the air, so I would reccomend four strips thick of tape to keep the remaining wall clean. I wasn’t too worried as the wall is due for a touch up, so I will tackle this task next.
The spray is really easy to use, but make sure you have plenty of ventilation as the fumes were quite strong. It’s a good idea to keep children and animals out of the way.
It didn’t take long to cover this area in my kitchen, but I did find I needed a couple of coats to get even coverage.
I’m glad I’ve taken the time to spruce up an unused and unloved space in my kitchen. I plan on using it for meal planning and shopping lists.