Monday, July 12, 2010

Chalkboard Love'n Part 2

You all ready to see some more chalkboard ideas?

Emidios Room traditional kids
What could be more fun and easy!
SchappacherWhite Ltd. traditional kitchen
What a great background! Perfect for jotting down a quick note or recipe!
Play Areas modern landscape
Want to keep the mess outside? What better way to use a fence!

battleship blue bathroom eclectic bathroom
Give yourself a face lift!

Now my own recent chalkboard adventure.
I claim no original idea here, I've seen this many times recently. It's such a quick and easy way to not only give yourself a bit of jotting space but also add a little something to your pantry door and give the kids a place to write their deepest "thoughts".

I started with some painters tape. I would recommend Frog Tape instead since I had to go back around and fix some spots where the paint had leaked through.

Gave it 3 coats then let it dry for 24 hours. I then "seasoned" with just a dash of chalk.After that it was up to the kids to start giving these chalkboards a story.

I use it all the time to write down grocery needs, menus or a bible verse.


Chalkboard paint is so easy to use, just like normal paint. I've used spray and roll/brush and love both! Obviously spray paint would not work for an indoor job like this, but for a small board, sign or something then I would go with the spray. It's super quick and if it's a hot day then you have like 5 second drying time. (I live in Texas, things dry fast!!;-)

What have you been chalk boarding lately?
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8 comments:

Jane said...

Love your idea with the door! You've got me thinking about the pocket door in my kitchen. I wonder chalkboard paint would work here... Hmmmmm

The chalkboard incorporated in the fence is ingenious! We'll have to add that when we put our fence up. One day, we'll have the grandkids...

Jane (artfully graced)

karab said...

cute! I have chalkboard flower pots with herbs in them! love them!

Melissa said...

I just put a second coat of chalk board paint on a project this morning!! I'm loving it! It is super easy, as you said. I love the idea of putting it on doors, I might have to try it on my laundry doors, thanks for the idea!!!

Cashmere 'n Cotton said...

Chalkboards are so fun! I like the kitchen wall pic...so cute.

beachy keen girl said...

I've been thinking about painting one of the playroom walls in chalkboard paint. Actually I don't know why I haven't done it yet -- I'm sure the kiddos would love it :)

Natalie Catherine said...

it turned out great! i bet it's so handy. i really want to do this in our new house.

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AliLilly said...

Wonderful ideas! I can't wait to try them. My lil girl is going to love the chalkboard door! Thanks! :)