Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Chalk Talk

A few months ago I was in charge of finding chalkboards for my brother's wedding. That's when I discovered chalkboard paint! I thought it was the coolest thing ever; and what's even cooler is that it comes in all sorts of colors. Since red was one of the main wedding color, I thought it would be cool to make some red chalkboards.

I just painted the chalkboard paint onto the glass of a frame

I started to imagine all the creative possibilities with chalkboard paint. I thought of painting one whole wall for kids to draw on (but wait, we don't have kids!), or painting the doors in our house like Elsie's (from A Beautiful Mess) bedroom door, but what I really wanted to paint most was our pantry doors. I thought it would be a cool way to write out our to-do list, grocery list, and to keep track of our busy schedule, not to mention a super cute way to write notes to each other!

It took some convincing for Tad to let me do it. But not without a compromise- instead of the whole pantry, he thought maybe I could just do part of it or little squares. I think he'll agree that it is pretty cool, yea?

It only needed two coats and I still have almost the whole can left! I think my next project will be to paint some of the many glass bottles I have lying around (I save anything glass- spaghetti sauce jars, pickle, jars, beer bottles, you name it) and use them as vases. I'll post pictures of those when I finish them!

Have you been inspired by chalkboard paint? I tend to get carried away with things so it's all I can do to contain myself from painting everything- I can imagine the look on Tad's face if he walked into the house with all the furniture turned into a chalkboard! Ha!


Amanda Lynn said...

There is a show on Disney Channel called "Good Luck Charlie" and they ave their fridge doors painted with chalk. It's really cool. I didn't know there were more colors besides the original though, that's pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

this is such a great idea!! I love the frames..... where did u get those beautiful frames??

Tammy (Marshmallow Dreams) said...

I got the frames from Etsy- http://www.etsy.com/shop/nicolesuder :)

Jia-Rui said...

Those chalkboard paint projects look so cool! Maybe we'll have to think about doing something like that!

Tammy (Marshmallow Dreams) said...

JR- if you need some we have a whole can left! You can paint a little square or frame for your little girl to draw on when she's older :)