DIY Decorating Project: Chalkboard Paint Creativity
Chalkboards remind us of our youth… being in school or playing school. So it’s no surprise the invention of chalkboard paint brings all kinds of creative decorating ideas geared for children’s bedrooms and living spaces.
Chalkboard paint is now available in all the colors of the rainbow, including traditional black, which opens up the possibilities for lots of fun.
You can paint a memo board, table-top, locker cabinet, dresser or entire wall (or walls) of a room with this magical chalk-loving paint. A chalkboard wall is especially great for a child’s bedroom or play space, but also works well in a kitchen, family room, mudroom or front entry.
Use it to jot down colorful calendar reminders, showcase a child’s art, play tic tac toe, or doodle. We recently completed an “art studio” room in our Young America showroom, featuring our very own chalkboard creation…
We painted a large rectangular space with two tones of blue chalkboard paint. We paired a deep blue color for the main chalkboard area with a pale blue paint to create a frame border. The blues also complement the Young America myHaven Daybed in our newest color, Bluet
Benjamin Moore chalkboard paint, is customizable to a color you like. We have also heard rave reviews about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. See link for even more ideas and how-to’s. You can even get dust-less chalk to help keep the mess to a minimum.
We added an Ikea rack under our chalkboard wall to hold the supplies and create an interactive area, at a perfect height for a wee one. We also added an artful floor by splattering paint onto a cement surface and covering it with a coat of polyurethane to seal it.
See even more fabulous chalkboard paint ideas and inspiration on our pinterest boards.
Our studio “gallery” room also has an amazing kid’s art display built in…
See our blog post about displaying children’s art and storing it here.
The great pillows are from Eastern Accents.
We are so glad you stopped by our blog for some DIY ideas. Follow us on pinterest and twitter for more children’s room decorating ideas.
Patti Borrelli is an interior designer, photo stylist, design blogger, and mom of two teen girls. She works with Young America on catalog photo shoots to create inspiring kids rooms and baby nurseries. She develops DIY ideas for crafting and decorating unique and personal creations. Most recently, Patti collaborated with our Young America design team to launch a brand new look for our new showroom, set to premier at the Spring Furniture Market in High Point, NC. FMI about Patti, visit her personal blog: www.besostyle.com
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