Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Chalkboard wall in the kitchen

I had about half of a container of Chalkboard paint leftover from my son's bedroom and I wanted to figure out a way to use it, as opposed to throwing it away. So I decided it would be fun to have a big chalkboard wall in the kitchen where the kids could draw while I cook dinner and I would have a place to keep my memos.  I already had this nice white board, but it was starting to feel cluttered on this wall.  


I removed everything from the wall and taped off the top portion of the wall where I'd leave some of the gray showing.

Here is the BEFORE SHOT:

It took three coats of paint to get this.
The AFTER SHOT:

The kids are enjoying drawing on the wall.  And look at those cookie sheets on the floor. This is the stage of life that I'm kind of waiting to be over. I'm trying to appreciate all the cuteness and ignore their mess that ensues because of curiosity. But it sure does make it hard to cook with slippery cookie sheets on the floor. Oh well, this chalkboard wall should do the trick for keeping them entertained.


This wall looks huge in comparison to our 1 year old. But our older 6 year old can reach far above the light switch. Do you see the little white dot to the right of the light switch? That's actually a phone jack. I decided to paint right over it, so it blended in better.


I'm so happy with the result. And somehow magically it made our hallway appear bigger.  It's also been so fun to see the cute drawings my kids make.



Have you used chalkboard paint in your house? Did you like the result?

xo
Cathleen

1 comment:

Sarni said...

So now there needs to be a chalk rail along the lower half some how...and LOTS of Pretty colored chalk and a decorated eraser! One of those cookie sheets attached to the wall would be a great place for alphabet letter magnets!

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