It’s back to the drawing board for stylish home interiors. Of course, I mean blackboard paint. It comes in a range of colors – not just black or green – and allows you and your family members to constantly draw on the walls without consequence. You can leave shopping notes for your spouse, remainders for children (clean up your room!), or just announce your mood of the day. Considering the high emotional price I had to pay for drawing on the walls as a kid, I sure with this paint was around in the day.
Cool paint for the bedroom, kitchen or just about anywhere
Benjamin Moore, Rust-Oleum, and Blick Art Materials are the leading American producers of blackboard paint. In The Netherlands, Flexa offers an extensive line of colors. Look for specialist latex paint that cleans up easily with water and will take both liquid chalk markers and chalk sticks. There’s even a variety of metallic chalkboard paint that will allow you to stick magnetic objects to your wall (say your teenager’s nose ring).
Choosing chalkboard paint for your design
Abacus Construction has a great online roundup on chalkboard paints and manufacturers. The paint goes on easily with metal, wood, sheet-rock tile and glass. It goes on with a roller, brush, or spray can (for application in small areas).
Paint as an entertaining kitchen tool
Have trouble remembering recipes? Apply a rectangle of chalkboard paint over the stove to jot down ingredients or cooking times. You can even employ swatches of chalkboard paint as a decorative accent in a room where you can draw your own flowers or color splotches. See more examples at Style Files.
Color me happy!