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Custom Painted Turkish Rug Styled Chalkboard Border | Behr

Dining Room
Stacy Risenmay / Not Just a Housewife
Stacy designer stories
Turkish Rug Inspired Chalkboard
Fun Imperfect Patterns

I added colour to my boring white dining room by painting a colourful border around a giant chalkboard menu.

TIME
BUDGET
COMPLEXITY
BEHR colour palette
Glamorous

Glamorous
P130-7
Colour Details

Morocco Red

Morocco Red
PPU2-17
Colour Details

Marmalade Glaze

Marmalade Glaze
PPU3-02
Colour Details

Sassy Grass

Sassy Grass
P360-7
Colour Details

Sultana

Sultana
P100-7
Colour Details

Dark Navy

Dark Navy
S530-7
Colour Details

I recently repainted my kitchen and dining area a nice bright white. While I love how fresh it is, it was severely lacking in colour. I had painted a large chalkboard on one of the walls and decided to add a colourful border.

I am currently crushing on Turkish kilim rugs. I love their bright colours and fun (imperfect) patterns so I painted the border to resemble one of those rugs.

The first step is to decide how wide you want the border to be and tape it off. I taped off the border on the chalkboard paint for two reasons. One, I didn't want the chalkboard any bigger than it already was. Two, I would be using dark, saturated colours and painting over the white would have taken more coats of paint.

I dab the paint on and then smooth it out.

After you have the border taped off, tape off some stripes. Make sure and clean the chalkboard with hot soapy water before painting on it.

You will have to tape and paint twice since the areas with tape will also need to be painted. Paint the first round of stripes using a foam brush.

When all the stripes from round one have been painted, remove the tape. Allow it to fully dry before taping the second round. While I was waiting for the paint to dry, I decided what colours to paint the other stripes. I dabbed a bit of paint on the unpainted stripes.

“The fun part about a random pattern is that you don't have to plan much or measure. Have fun with it! Make some wide and some thin.” - Behr Raven Black
WHAT YOU NEED
"If I had painted the colours on the white part of the wall, I would have had to paint more coats to get good coverage."
SHOPPING LIST
  • paint
  • Roller
  • brushes
  • Painter's tape
  • Paint tray
  • Drop cloth
crisp lines

After you tape off for the second time, I like to paint the edges of the tape with the base colour to ensure that I get super crisp lines. Once that is dry, you can paint the second round of stripes. Remove the tape when you are done and allow it to dry.

Buy BEHR® and your painting supplies at The Home Depot®
BEHR colour palette
Glamorous

Glamorous
P130-7
Colour Details

Morocco Red

Morocco Red
PPU2-17
Colour Details

Marmalade Glaze

Marmalade Glaze
PPU3-02
Colour Details

Sassy Grass

Sassy Grass
P360-7
Colour Details

Sultana

Sultana
P100-7
Colour Details

Sultana

Dark Navy
S530-7
Colour Details

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"Next is the fun part! You get to add some fun detail with a smaller paint brush. I looked at real Turkish rugs for inspiration and copied those elements onto my border."
THE BIG REVEAL
BEHR colour palette
Glamorous

Glamorous
P130-7
Colour Details

Morocco Red

Morocco Red
PPU2-17
Colour Details

Marmalade Glaze

Marmalade Glaze
PPU3-02
Colour Details

Sassy Grass

Sassy Grass
P360-7
Colour Details

Sultana

Sultana
P100-7
Colour Details

Dark Navy

Dark Navy
S530-7
Colour Details

I first drew them on with chalk so I could get an idea of what it would look like. If I changed my mind, I could just erase it and do something else. Once I had the designs I wanted, I started hand painting them on.

I love how it turned out! Not only does it add much needed colour to my dining room, but it is a fun element that makes my space unique!

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