Be creative with a blank wall.

All you need is sugar soap, a mini foam roller and tray, and some chalk board paint.

  1. Clean the area with Sugar soap, the one i used was Home base own brand and worked a treat as i had big splatters of fat on the wall, (accidental spill of oil). Follow instructions. http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/sugar-soap-trigger---500ml-799742
  2. Use masking tape if needed. I only needed to cover the small skirting board below and the ceiling.
  3. Pour a little chalkboard paint into the tray and roll a small amount onto the foam roller. Remember, do thin coats. It doesn't matter if the wall doesn't have a completely smooth surface because the foam roller will still cover. I used Rustoleum chalkboard paint also available in home base. http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/wrust-oleum-black---chalkboard-paint---750ml-125028
  4. Allow the wall to dry over night, and voila there is your chalk board. No more forgetting the important stuff on your shopping list.
  5. I needed something to store the chalk in, so decided to use this metal tea light holder from Ikea http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/decoration/candles-candle-holders/vackert-decoration-for-candle-in-glass-stainless-steel-leaf-art-70326585/

I hope you enjoy being creative with your blank walls. Share your pictures if you have already got one of these useful chalk boards.