How to Paint A Chalkboard Backsplash Wall

30 Minutes

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!

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!


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

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.

After 1 coat of Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint:

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

After 3 coats of paint:

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

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!

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.

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  • Curt Murphy Curt Murphy on Nov 30, 2021

    What is the pipe for that is sticking out of the wall? Also what is the color of your cabinets? I really like the color.

  • John Dozier John Dozier on Nov 30, 2021

    I think it's a great idea but for a different area. Don't want anything that encourages kids to be drawn to a somewhat dangerous appliance to children. Curious to know what the water pipe stub out is for? Was this previously the refrigerator spot and that was for ice maker? Thanks for your post. I never even heard of chalkboard paint until now.


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  • Christine Mann Christine Mann on Dec 23, 2021

    Not over a 'stove' if you are going to encourage children to use it!

  • Pollie Pollie on Dec 27, 2021

    Cute idea! Thanks! I'm so jealous of your pot filler! I'm sorry so many people feel the need to comment on your parenting, as if you'd let your son write on it with a pot of hot oil next to him or something.