I having been pining for a chalkboard wall ever since I’ve started seeing them everywhere. I love the idea of using chalkboard paint on one wall, or a section of wall, especially now that I have little kids.
I’ve bookmarked many a chalkboard idea – table, dresser, half wall, outdoor chalkboard, even a nifty little drawer pull chalk holder. And on a smaller scale I’ve used chalkboard paint on buckets. There are so many great ideas for this medium!
While patching up one of our walls – one that is really boring, kind of in the middle of nowhere and really lacks personality – Phil agreed that it would make a great spot for a chalkboard. It’s close to the kitchen but not in the kitchen where the kiddos might be underfoot, and it really adds character to the space.
We had to wait three whole days after it dried before “conditioning,” then you have to prepare the surface by coloring it all over with chalk and erasing it. It’s so much fun randomly drawing a picture, watching the kids creatively color, writing (and receiving) love notes and jotting down grocery items.