Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Chalk Board

Even with spring in the air, there are still moments/hours when we are indoors. While the girls love their art supplies, they were starting to get bored with their watercolors, crayons and markers. My solution was to move them to a new medium - chalk.

Sure, we have used it outside on the sidewalks, but until last week chalk was the domain of lazy summer days. No more! I gave Dan his marching orders and with the help of a little magnetic chalk board paint he made this beautiful board for our dining room. It's awesome. The girls love it and use it every day. Somehow I overlooked the fact that chalk boards create lots of chalk dust...but it does clean up easily with a damp cloth.

For other chalkboard-related ideas check out this recent blog post from Little Birdie Secrets. Start dreaming...

Oh, and since this board is magnetic, which our stainless steel appliances are not, this has opened up a new world of crafting to me! I can't wait to give something like this a try.

3 comments:

jk said...

We have actually been doing a lot of chalk board and dry erase board doodling and games lately. Our own very loose version of Pictionary is a *huge* hit around here using either chalk or dry erase markers. Also a modified version of hangman...

Beth said...

Check this out too:

http://mowillemsdoodles.blogspot.com/2009/02/writing-is-on-walls.html

K, M & little C said...

Love this! I'm thinking with our new stainless steel appliance we will need something like this, if just for hanging up artwork, etc.