Monday, June 13, 2011

Chalkboard Wall

I'm pretty late in hopping onto the chalkboard wall bandwagon, but I'm super happy with our new one nonetheless!  We decided to paint part of our toy room wall with chalkboard paint to give our budding artists a new canvas.  We already have a chair rail going around the room, and a shorter wall that would be the perfect spot.  Here's the "before" picture:


 A little chalkboard paint, 2 little hooks and cute buckets later...


The buckets are cute Hobby Lobby clearance finds for 89cents apiece!  I put white chalk in one and colored chalk in the other.  (Not that I have high hopes of them staying separated for long!)
Here's the kids getting creative...


Maybe a little too creative...


We've had the chalkboard wall for a little while now and are still loving it.  I didn't take into consideration all the chalk dust, but i just have to wipe the floor up a little more often.  Carly had previously only played with sidewalk chalk, so I have found her in various parts of the house drawing on the floor with her new easily accessible chalk.  And, the dog may have eaten a few pieces of chalk.  Other than those minor inconveniences, I'd do it all again!


 Linking to a few of my favorites!

14 comments:

The Activity Mom said...

love it! shared it on fb and twitter.

LrSchwtz said...

This is such a fabulous idea! I wish I had a place like this in my home for my little lady. Maybe in my craft room! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

Stephanie said...

This has been on my to do list for a while! I love it! I am a new follower :)

Michelle Paige said...

This is the perfect spot for a chalkboard wall! I love the buckets, too!

Annie said...

The buckets are a genius addition! Too cute! I keep meaning to paint my wall, too, but now I want to put a cute border on it. The wheels in my head are turning now. Thanks! ;)

ginger @ literally inspired said...

Gaaahh! I love this! If I ever get my dream home this will be on to do list. It is fantastic! I just shared this on my facebook page.

Ginger

Cecily said...

Super cute! Great minds must think alike. :) It turned out really beautiful - love how well it blends into the rest of the decor.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I love using chalkboards to decorate:) It looks nice there, keeps the kids happy, and the walls clean!

I'm a new follower!

Jamie said...

What a cute idea. I'm a new follower. Hope to see you at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

P.S. I have a link party every Monday. I would love for you to stop by and link up your project.

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

Don't worry about the dog eating the chalk. It's like an antacid! ;) I love your chalkboard wall. I wish I had one for my kids. Thanks for sharing!

Karen Hunter said...

might have to consider this - I will have to look for the ideal spot - Thanks!
Karen
http://karenscraps.blogspot.com/

Natalie Catherine of TheBusyBudgetingMama.com said...

i love this! i'm trying to work something like this into our new place! anything to keep them busy right? ;)

Amanda K @ Every Creative Endeavor said...

I love chalkboard paint! How fun to make a wall for the kiddos!

Lateasa @LLovesC said...

I am absolutely obsessed with Chalkboard paint....I use it everywhere! LOL! Cute pictures of the kiddies

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