Thursday, May 23, 2013

Chalkboard Paint Ideas

Life is Good: let's write and draw about it!

A few weeks ago, the big kid's room needed an intervention. Oh, my. The phrase, "One man's trash is another man's treasure" was INVENTED FOR MY CHILD. He has never met a piece of plastic or a scrap of paper that he didn't love. Anything teeny tiny and of no apparent value is like a shining diamond to this kid. And boy, the kid angled in every way to keep that stuff. Little does he know, I was on the debate team in high school.

After much ado, we determined a set of junk treasures items that we would donate to someone who doesn't have any little things (that "someone" being the trash can). Goodbyes were said along with multiple "one last look"s. This kid has a future on Hoarders if we don't watch out!

So with our newly cleared up bins and baskets, I decided to freshen up his table and chair set, too. When I purchased the set, it was natural wood, so I painted it white and then added a chalkboard paint top...
But two years of wear and tear had made its mark, so I decided to paint the entire set. Man, I love chalkboard paint! I also painted the ceiling of his room with it. He loves it-- his daddy and I leave drawings and messages for him up there. Daddy is 6' 2", so he has no problem writing on the ceiling, but at 5' 2", I have to get a chair! Of course, I didn't think about that while I was standing on a chair painting the ceiling! ; )

As much as I love crisp, white painted furniture, the black looks so much better!
And we are all having fun writing and drawing everywhere!

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