Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Creative Chalkboard Ideas

Over the past couple of years we have seen a major fascination with chalkboards - what used to be found only in schools has now become so popular for our homes.  Chalkboards are fun, easy to make and give us a creative surface to make lists and doodle. 

I wanted to share my own chalkboard project that we have in our entry.  I purchased this old door from Habitat for Humanity's "ReStore".  You can check out this interesting store for old doors, knobs, window frames, tiles and many other home improvement remnants.  They are located on Clovis Avenue behind Lowe's at Shaw. 

One thing I love about this door is that it can be moved around the house when needed.  For the chalkboard part I used black chalkboard paint from Lowe"s.  I applied 6 coats and let them dry for one day in between.  To hold the kids chalk I tied a tin bucket painted gold to the open door knob hole.

I have also found this amazing chalkboard paint called "Annie Sloan's Chalkboard Paint."  It comes in many shades and can also be used on furniture.  It can be purchased locally from Vicki Shoemaker at the "3 Oaks Studio" in Clovis.  Their phone number is (559)974-3208


A really cool idea for a door - hung sideways over a desk.  I love this idea for a weekly calendar.


I also found this door covering a storage the old school green chalk paint used.


Please let me know if you are interested in purchasing a chalkboard door for your home. 
I would love to make one for you!  The price will run between $50-$80 each.

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