Friday, April 27, 2012

Fun Things to Do with Chalkboards

Chalkboards are great. I am so excited that chalkboards are coming back. I've seen a lot of great DIY chalkboard tips out there. People are doing some really fun things. In the age of Pinterest, those ideas have become even more accessible. I wanted to share a few things that I've found.

 Easily the most fun use of chalkboards I've found. Why should your kids stop at just building with their blocks? Let them add the details. I like to think this counts as a prerequisite for your child growing up to be an engineer. They get to build and design from a young age.

 Chalkboard paint is awesome. I was reading somewhere that you can make any paint chalkable by adding 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout to 1 cup of paint. You can decorate a wall like regular paint and then encourage your children to write on the wall.

 I've seen a lot of framed chalkboards. The style is both unique and elegant. I liked the fun color of this one. Very trendy.

The tray chalkboard idea. I love this one and it's super easy to execute. This one painted the entire tray, but I've seen/made a lot that only cover the base of the tray with chalkboard paint. The result is a nice metallic frame that can be antiqued or left alone. You can find decorative trays almost anywhere.

Tell us about any fun ways that you use chalkboards. Any exciting projects that you have going on? Let us know!


Les Cotrions said...

Nice ideas! I made some plant pots with the chalkboard paint.
Have a nice week end!

Bonnie said...

I love chalkboard paint. So many fun and creative things to do with it. Thank you so much for stopping by over at Living Life. I look forward to perusing your blog further. Bonnie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Michelle,

I am not sure that I have the correct blog, but it seems that you visited my blog under the name Jess Thomas?

Thank you for visiting ! Your shop is beautiful! Anita

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Michelle [or Jess?]

I love chalk boards too.. I saw some fabulous little nightstands with chalkboard doors at a local shop.. had to keep going or I wouldn't be able to resist them..

Thanks for stopping by.. I love the Anzac Ode.. it has such special meaning for me and I am always moved by it..

Ok.. Have a great week.. ciao xxx Julie

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In children's rooms, be sure to make your chalkboard low and large enough so that younger children can reach it and have ample space to write or draw.