Chalk It Up
It's hard to resist the lure of a blank slate. Add chalkboard paint to any part of your home and watch imagination take hold
Are you getting spring fever? I know I am! As anxious as I am to get outdoors and begin sprucing up my landscape, Mother Nature seems to have other ideas. If you're looking for a simple DIY project to tackle while you wait for spring to officially arrive, chalkboard paint is your answer. Chalkboard paint is one of the most versatile and simple ways to add a little fun and whimsy to your décor. You can create lists, draw pictures, make a learning center for your children, inscribe inspiring poetry ... the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Let's explore some of the ways Houzzers are using chalkboard paint all over their homes.
Barn doors are all the rage, and this one is extra charming with the addition of chalkboard paint. It's obviously part of a child's space but will easily transition as the child grows. I can imagine a fun game of hangman happening there in a few short years.
The idea of giving a refrigerator a facelift with chalkboard paint is so inspiring. Do you have a functional fridge that could use an update? Here it is! Children will love drawing as you prepare meals, and you can't overlook the list-making possibilities.
If you like to frequently change the décor in your home, you might consider painting a chalkboard border. This chalkboard wraps around a dining room between paneling and a lovely coved ceiling; it's the perfect canvas for beautiful script.
If you currently have a table that has been dinged and scratched by little hands holding toy cars, utensils and everything else imaginable, chalkboard paint may be your answer. It's the perfect play surface for the young and young at heart.
See how to make this table
See how to make this table
Keeping track of a family's chores and schedules is essential. Adding a splash of chalkboard paint to the cupboards in your mudroom will ensure that everyone is accomplishing their tasks and getting where they need to be on time.
If you're feeling nervous about adding chalkboard paint to your walls or furniture, painting a piece of plywood framed out with molding might help ease your fears. The panel can be moved from room to room and changed up to fit into any décor.
Adding a bit of paint to an inset panel on your existing door will add instant character to any space.
Ideabook published on March 21, 2012.
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