I’ll be clueing you into a little kitchen project I tackled over Winter break but thought I start with this little update.
About 2 years ago, I decided to replace an old beer sign/chalkboard we had on the end cap of our U shaped kitchen with something a little more “kitchen-y” and a little less “beer joint”.
I bought a can of chalkboard paint and started by taping off the section I wanted to paint.
I added 3 coats to get a dark, smooth, streak-free finish.
And then I stopped.
I intended to add crown moulding around the paint to finish it off but just never got around to it. This little chalkboard square has sat here for 2 years with no trim and no chalk.
So finally, while on Spring break last week, I decided to tackle this little project with some moulding and a miter box and saw. A miter box allows you to cut wood at the correct angle for your project and you can find them at Amazon for around $14.
I began by measuring the dimensions of my moulding across the tops and sides of my chalkboard.
Next, I placed the moulding in the miter box, using the included pegs to hold the moulding in place. Choose the degree of your angle and start sawing.
Once you have your cuts, use wood glue to position your moulding and then use a hammer and nails or a nail gun to start nailing the trim in place.
Just a little moulding and less than an hour of work went a long way in finishing off this project that I neglected for 2 years.
I still need to paint the trim but it’s amazing how just a little trim makes this look more finished.