Inspired to change the look of your home decor? Chalkboard paint is an inexpensive way to make a significant decor transformation, and what could be better than spending little for a major impact? Not sure how to use it in your home? These ideas will help get you brainstorming on what'll work for you and your home's look.
If you have a contemporary yet cozy kitchen (think stainless steel finishes and warm wood touches), painting an entire wall in black chalkboard paint can lend a modern look to the room. Plus you'll have a useful wall to jot down shopping lists or notes to other members of the household, or if you have an artistic flair with chalk, you can create murals that you can switch up as often as you like. Chalkboard paint is also fantastic for a wall in a home office. And of course, it's perfect for a child's room. After all, you know how kids like to draw on walls no matter what. With a chalkboard wall, you can let them do just that! Use green chalkboard paint if you're afraid black will be too dark for their bedroom or playroom.
If you like to entertain often, paint a portable, framed board so you can write the menu on it. Lean it against the wall on your buffet table, or take it outside and display it in your backyard garden for your barbecues. Another option is to clean it well, lay it flat on a table, and present cheeses on it. Next to each cheese, jot down its name in chalk so guests will know what kind each one is.
Buy six to eight inexpensive frames, and discard the glass. Paint the insides of the backings with chalkboard paint, and now you have guest seating cards you can wipe clean after each dinner party and reuse for your next one. Or if you have chairs with flat or curved wooden backs, paint these smooth surfaces, and then you can write each person's name directly on the back of his or her chair.
Prime your refrigerator door, apply two coats of chalkboard paint, and you've got a fantastic spot for messages, love notes or reminders. This is also a great way to spruce up an older refrigerator you're not fond of design-wise.
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