Kitchen Chalkboard Plan part 2

Remember this?
"The Plan" 

well here's where I started...

Now while it looks like a good start, the
wallpaper coming off in one big sheet...


Ten hours later I was still peeling little pieces 
of wallpaper off the wall!

And yes, I used the Dif...

I peeled off as much as I could in large sheets, sprayed the Dif... and kept scraping and peeling...
well into the night!


It is hysterical what you find under the wallpaper...

I painted these about 15 years ago...

Wallpaper off, walls painted..
and I'm ready for the chalkboard paint...

(sorry about the lighting)

Next will come the trompe l'oeil to make the chalkboard look 3D and nail heads in the corners.
(at least that's the plan)

Stay tuned for the finished product, I still have the other side of the kitchen to finish too...
What a mess!


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  1. Wow. Wallpaper is the worst to take down. I love your idea for the chalkboard wall.

  2. A lot of work, but it is looking great so far. Hugs, Marty

  3. I love this! I can't wait to see the finished product. Come stop by
    I have an award waiting for you!

  4. I had that SAME wallpaper in my kitchen!!! We had our kitchen redone two years ago and I stripped it all off and painted it a muddy pale green. Great job!


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