Ask Apartment Apothecary – Where to use chalkboard paint

Happy Monday, all! It’s time for another AAA but I’m afraid this is the last for a month or two as I’ve got a big queue of questions and I’m having lots of hospital treatment this month so don’t have enough time to answer them all. Apologies if your question is in the queue, I promise to get to it asap!

Today’s question is from Amy who really likes the idea of using chalkboard paint in her toddler’s room but can not quite visualise where to use it, other than on the back of the door. Also, it can be a bit unnerving painting a wall of black and can seem too permanent or overpowering. So, I have put together some alternatives that I hope will inspire Amy and anyone else bwho wants to use chalkboard paint but isn’t quite sure where to put it.

How and where to use chalkboard paint | Ask Apartment Apothecary

An easy option is to mask off a section of wall and paint it to create a traditional chalkboard. Image: Petit and Small

How and where to use chalkboard paint | Ask Apartment Apothecary

Get more creative and use the chalkboard paint to draw out a shape/animal/tree etc. In this case they’ve added an educational element. Image: Babies Kin Mag

How and where to use chalkboard paint | Ask Apartment Apothecary

If the idea of allowing your young child free reign with a chalkboard and chalk in their bedroom terrifies you, why not create a chalkboard in your garden? I love this idea. Image: Pinterest

How and where to use chalkboard paint | Ask Apartment Apothecary

If painting part of the wall or a door is a step too far, what about painting toy storage crates? Image: Lisa Barrett

How and where to use chalkboard paint | Ask Apartment Apothecary

You could paint a piece of furniture in the child’s room with chalkboard paint. This toy box, a small table top, a set of drawers. Scandinavia Toy Box from Argos, ¬£34.99.

Really hope that has helped and inspired. Have a lovely week, everyone.

Katy x

 

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  1. Florence 17th March 2015 / 10:25 pm

    Oh no, poor you, Katy. I hope it goes well and that you have lots of nice things in-between the rounds of hospital appointments.

    I had exactly the same apprehension about painting a blackboard in my daughter’s room nearly 8 years ago, so I created a coloured one instead and then nailed a self-made frame of wood to the wall around it (due to my being a control freak and wanting to contain the chalking, as I worried it may become a whole-wall activity without a physical boundary!). I spray-painted the frame gold, which looked slightly bonkers and oddly rococo in the context of a child’s room, but my daughter loved it and we used it nearly every day for years – the chalk seemed to show up just as well on coloured chalkboard paint, as it would on black. (you can see it here: http://bp2.blogger.com/_wnLJE_r8wXM/Rr7-1VothcI/AAAAAAAAALc/DVKK6p9kFxs/s1600-h/blackboard.JPG). It was easy to paint over afterwards, physically at least, as I did feel slightly like I was marking the end of an era when I eventually painted over it. Your black chalkboards definitely look more tasteful! x

    • Katy 24th March 2015 / 4:01 pm

      This looks amazing, Florence! Love the colour. What sorts of things did you write on it? x

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