This is a simple design for the kitchen.
It is as basic as nailing a giant painting to the wall.
It can be removed easily, be portable, or temporary.
I used a thin Birch panel since it's a cabinet grade plywood with a smooth surface.
I had in storage a little less than a quart of black semi-gloss latex paint, so I used it for the first coat which covered it nicely.
Then I mixed the remainder of the paint with some leftover joint compound mud (about half a cup).
I always prime the surface first but not this time, I knew the mixture would create the right texture (and I did put one coat of the regular black paint first).
There are many variations of the formula and even ready-to-use chalkboard contact paper, but the mix I used worked well and it is easy to clean up.
(below) The right side shows the second coat using the chalkboard paint mix.
What to draw or write on your chalkboard wall. Some ideas and designs coming up.