Chalkboard Art

I’m straying from my usual topics today to show you some chalkboard art that my daughter and her friend worked on.  I think it’s just too cool.

Finally, a reason to jump on the bed.

I painted one of the walls in my children’s bedroom with chalkboard paint that I bought at Home Depot.  It seems like the chalk dust would settle on the beds that are pushed up next to the wall, but I haven’t had a problem with it yet (I painted it about 5 years ago).  My kids and their friends are always creating works of art on it.  My original plan was that Grayson would use the chalkboard to practice spelling words and other school related things.  That never happened.  It’s always been used for fun instead. (The chalkboard paint comes in many nice colors, not just black).

The girls drew picture frames, a light switch, an outlet and a chandelier.  I got the idea from a clothing catalog, forwarded the idea onto them and … voila.

The dots at the top of the chalkboard are painted-on dots with glow-in-the-dark paint.  The dots spill over from the ceiling which is covered with “stars”.  When the lights go out at bedtime, the kids feel like they’re sleeping under the stars.  They dots are barely visible during the day on the ceiling, but they’re a bit noticeable against the black chalkboard paint.

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8 Responses to “Chalkboard Art”

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  2. Excellent artwork especially love the chandelier….Love giving children creative freedom it is such a great way for them to express themselves and build self esteem..

    Rose

  3. Clever idea. I am glad you shared it. The kids look as if they love it!

  4. My sister did this in her house. She also did a hallway in magnetic paint to display and exchange out the constant flow of artwork that comes with three kids.

  5. aren’t you worried that your kids would breath in the dust? they would have had dust all over their pillows & beds while writing or drawing on the board. potential hazard to their lungs.

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