Where to start? I absolutely love chalkboard paint and recently came across PLAID colored chalkboard paint. Along with glittery/sparkly paint too.
However, our tour will only be representing good ole' black chalkboard paint. We start with the toy closet door. Living in CA we don't have a need for a coat closet. That one coat we all own can be stored in our bedrooms, since we have way more toys. My hubby built shelves to hold all our board games, puzzles, etc. I wanted to add something else to it, since we don't have a playroom or basement (our house is tiny for 6 people and 2 dogs) for the children to play. I decided on making the backside of the door a magnetic chalkboard. The children love drawing and playing with letter magnets (note: when taking photos, collect the alpha magnets that are strewn all over the floor).
We now move on to the infamous chalkboard labels. This bookcase used to store encyclopedias from the 40's that belonged to hubby's grandfather. Realizing we aren't using the encyclopedias we put them in storage and decided to use the bookcase for something more useful. I went to Target and bought these baskets. I added these labels to identify the items....Library books, Rodger toys (easy for him to access), wooden animals, etc. I did a dry "rub" of paint on the bookcase to give it new life and then added the red to the labels too. The paint was leftover from our front door. Again, two of the baskets were in use. However, we have Copper joining in on the fun!!
Let's move over to kitchen. My silver platter chalkboard to write "Happy Birthday", "Merry Christmas", etc. Click on the words "silver platter" to read about it. All about re-purposing! ;)
Last, but not least...our chalkboard globe. All credit is given to this post I saw on Makezine. I was going to use the globe to hold family phone numbers for the kids to easily locate. However, I can see Gregory spinning and spinning it til it breaks. So, then I decided to use it as a mini-lesson for learning about geography. With the raised continents we can outline them in chalk, identify the continents, oceans, and countries. It is resting on top of my Scrapbook Armoire, as a decoration. Don't look at the crack at the bottom. I found it at the thrift shop for $3. Instead of going to the dump I've re-purposed it for our needs. On top of the armoire you can't see the crack, and the kids don't really care.
Thanks for taking a look and joining me on the "Chalkboard Party" and "Hooked on Chalkboard Paint" tour. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for "Pink Saturday".