Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Gotta Love a Chalkboard

You've seen spray chalkboard paint right?

It's like the best thing since sliced bread.

Rust Oleum makes it.

It rocks.

I used it the other day for a small project.

I have these child sized chairs that I've had since the kids were little.
I actually have 4 little chairs, but only used 3 here.  They came with an enamel-topped table that I bought when the kids were small enough to think eating and playing on it were cute.

I also have a problem space by my front stairway.

I would really like a bench/hook/coat rack piece of furniture made for that area...but it hasn't happened yet, so I'm improvising.

I set out these three little chairs the other day and had a lightbulb (I think a literal lightbulb) appear above my head.

Why not paint these with chalkboard paint and use them for a catch all for the kids school bags, or purses/coats when people come to visit.
I got out my handy dandy spray paint can of black chalkboard paint and went to work.  After it dried, I wanted to write some numbers on them in chalk, and then modpodge over them, but when I modpodged over them, the chalk disappeared, so.....

I added some paper letters and mod podged over them.

In a group, it looks much better.

They will stay for now, until I think of something else to go in their place.


  1. The chairs turned out so cute! I would love to have some like it.:)

  2. It looks great! Love the idea! Maybe next time you could paint the numbers on with white paint so it looks like chalk, then mod podge over. Same look.

  3. Very creative the vignette you created near the stairs!


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