Tis true. Lately we've been on a crazy decor spree and decided that our sliding bathroom door needed some pizazz. We've always been fans of chalkboard walls and decided we wanted to give it a go with this simple DIY project. Like Vanessa said in the last post, living in an RV doesn't have to be uninspired.
The entire project cost around $15 roughly, which was PERFECT for us. Not only do we enjoy being minimalists when it comes to design and style, but we also don't want to break the bank. Our budget is reserved predominantly for hitting the road, not decorating our home.
The process of painting a chalkboard wall was very straightforward. These are the tools we used:
1. Chalkboard Paint
2. Trim Roller/Small Paint Tray
3. Masking Tape
4. Small Paint Brush
The masking tape was for the edges of the door, the small paint brush was for those tinnnnyyy places that a trim roller just can't reach. Other than that, maybe keep a few paper towels on deck just in case of any spills or droplets of paint.
SO.....this was the before photo of our RV bathroom door:
This was what the door looked like mid-project:
And this is the after photo.
How cool, right?! Overall the process was quick and painless. I absolutely recommend two coats minimum on the door, or surface you're painting. After the first coat you may be thinking "whoa, what have I done?" But fear not. After you let the first coat dry (think 3-4 hours), follow up with a second. Note: We painted two more coats after this. Our RV door is finished with a sort of contact paper veneer, so it isn't super porous. We wanted to be EXTRA sure that it wouldn't scratch or scrape when we start getting creative with our chalk.
After a few solid coats, everything should be completely covered and evened out. I freaked out only a little during the project, when the door looked wet and not at all like a chalkboard. Don't give up hope though, everything dries and looks exactly as it should.
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