So we have a chalkboard wall. I wasn’t sure how hard painting it would be, or how much chalk dust would cover his bedroom. But thought I would just go for it.
And I’m so happy I did.
Jack loves using it. He doesn’t use chalk anywhere other than this wall (I was worried this would encourage wall graffiti throughout the house). It was a breeze to paint. And after a year of use, the chalk dust is nothing in comparison to the constant toy explosion in his room. It’s minor in comparison to all the other messes a 4 year-old boy creates.
To paint the wall I bought 1 can of Rustoleum Chalkboard paint. Which I believe was about $10. I only bought one can but thought I would end up back at the hardware store needing at least another can. I was sure it would take 10 coats to get proper coverage. But 2 coats was all I needed. So I ended up with half a can of chalkboard paint leftover for other projects. I like that.
The top half Jack can’t reach so I simply drew a paper airplane. And added some of my DIY paintings. I bought 3 canvases from the dollar store and painted 3 of Jack’s favourite things on them. They are far from perfect but Jack really does love that I made them for him. And I love the pop of colour against the black.
We recently had a real estate agent friend over to visit, and I think this wall nearly gave her a heart attack. But we’re not selling anytime soon. And having a creative house for my boys is far more important.
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