Dec 8, 2010

Chalkboard Paint

I spent my Saturday night playing around with Chalkboard paint and creating my front door bling.  Hey, I had fun!  

I've been wanting to use chalkboard paint for awhile but held off because I wasn't sure what wall was best to paint.  There were several factors that led to my final decision, such as the wall's visibility, usage, and size...matters.

This is a small wall which is good because when I'm over the chalkboard paint and want something new, painting over it will be a breeze.  Also, there are always people congregating in the kitchen and we always play board games at the dinette table so this is perfect for taking score and to keep guests busy.  Finally, I hate to scramble for a pen and paper when I want to take note of something - so this wall proved to be perfecto!

Here it was before.  You can see more pictures of our kitchen, here.




And after just two thick coats of this paint, priced around $11.00, and some chalk I picked up for a $1.00...

 
 I created this awesome chalkboard...
  
The possibilities are endless. I'm so happy with how it turned out. I'll use this wall to create a fun sign for my sister's baby shower (being held at my house), and to also welcome my family coming to visit for the holidays, to take score during our next Taboo gathering, to jot down notes and SO MUCH MORE!!!



There's Roxy Gurrrls chillin' against the wall.  She almost always finds a way into my pictures :)


I purchased a pint of the chalkboard paint and after I painted two thick coats there was still about 2/3 left.  I used the left over paint on something else too - but I'll save those pictures for another night. 

Thanks for reading.  Have a good night!


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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Awesome Idea...love it! I want to do this toooooooooo!

ChRiS said...

looks great i love it!!

Skooks said...

I love it! Now to figure out which wall I can do that too in my house . . . :)

Essie said...

Great Idea! I love it.

Shaunna said...

Ooooh, yeah, it looks GREAT!! I'm telling you, I love it. Thanks for your sweet comment on the blog yesterday! -shaunna :)

Amie said...

Love it!

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

Fun idea, and interesting to know there was paint left over. When we tried the magnetic paint we had to use SO many layers of paint there was none left.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks perfect! it is just the right spot for it. my chalkboard wall has an area that says "we need" and we write our grocery list their throughout the week and it works so well! thanks for your comments on my chalkboard wall!

AmericKim said...

What a great idea! Love chalkboard paint -- it is sooo versatile!

That One Girl said...

We have a similar "small chunk of wall" in our kitchen. It currently houses a calender dry erase board that hasn't been used since January 2010!! I'm trying to decide if I want to put chalkboard paint there or not. I'm (eventually) going to have to repot my Money Tree. It sits on a counter that is about chest high, and it's almost touching the ceiling now! When we bought the house (almost a year and a half ago) I bought it to "bring us luck" in our new home and it was in a 3.5" pot!!

Deanne said...

Fantastic love chalkboard paint, my best projects always use this stuff!

Brandi Nell said...

This looks AWES! Love how large it is! Super fun!

Morgan @ PepperDesignBlog.com said...

Love how this turned out!! It looks great! The painted pots is a great idea too - would be perfect favors as well!