go ahead, write on the wall.

The drywall on the side of the chimney/kitchen island was getting a little dingy, so I repainted it. Instead of using boring Standard Flat White, however, I used chalkboard paint. A few coats of that stuff, and the kids have a 4×3 blackboard and a sanctioned scribbling and doodling wall for their art and schoolwork.



11 thoughts on “go ahead, write on the wall.

  1. Tam says:

    My inner six-year-old is so jealous of Quinn and Lyra right now. 😀

    • perlhaqr says:

      I painted the box for my old Funkwagen Unimog 404 with that stuff. Made for interesting decoration options. 😀

  2. DaddyBear says:

    I love that stuff. We have a section under the chair rail done so that my youngest can get his artistic side exercised without having to re-paint the wall.

  3. Normanomicon says:

    Did you by any chance get the magnetic powder that you can mix with the paint? It makes it so you can use magnets on it too. We’ve been trying to decide ourselves on whether or not to paint a portion of our son’s walls in this stuff.

  4. Ali Trotta says:

    I want chalkboard paint. That is brilliant. I never heard of it, before, but it sounds awesome. 🙂

  5. Gerry N. says:

    When my kids were little, we had a kitchen table that was covered with a slate colored laminate (formica). They were allowed to mark it up as they wished with soapstone crayons used by welders and steelworkers. They loved it and it could be wiped clean with a damp rag. The kids kept that table clutter free as a result, making setting it for meals a breeze. I do like the chalkboard paint idea, though, and wish I knew about it thirty some years ago.

  6. They actually have white board paint nowadays. They used it in the main conference room here at work. pretty neat stuff and far cheaper than a whiteboard.

  7. Shootin' Buddy says:

    Very smart.

    Mom and Dad will find it useful too. The most utilitarian thing I put in my remodeled kitchen was a chalkboard.

  8. Rey B says:

    Saw some at Lowes a while back, Chalkboard paint that is also magnetic. Looking for an excuse now.

  9. samsam von virginia says:

    Chalk dust. At least it is less evil than whiteboard dust.
    (We’ve had a traditional 2 X 3 ft chalk board in our kitchen forever).

  10. Firehand says:

    Daughter painted part of a wall in her kitchen with the stuff: visitors tend to sketch on it, and she makes grocery notes there. Very nice stuff.

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