19 February, 2009

Well, the wall is going a little slower than I hoped, but it's beginning to come along. I just have a few more things to get for it, and a little more decorating of it and it'll be done! These will just start to give you a little more insight of what I'm doing with it.

I just put up a curtain rod with some curtain rings. The rings have clips on them so I can hang the little kiddos art work on them or even family photos. I still haven't determined exactly what I'm wanting to hang. I just might put up another rod, only shorter for maybe a calendar or something!

I plan on doing some kind of board with clips so the kids' chore charts can hang there. I figure if they're in a community area, they'll keep on it better. :)

I just took the family photos that were flooding my refrigerator and decided to free up some space by placing them on the clips.

The little ones have been enjoying the fact that they can doodle all over the wall. Now it's just the fact that I need to teach the 20 month old that that's the only wall he can doodle on!

Thankfully it's only chalk and it just wipes clean off with a damp cloth!

More to come soon!

06 February, 2009

The Family Chalk Board Wall!

Okay, so one day I was pondering what to do with a wall in our kitchen by the kitchen door. So, I said to myself "what if I made it into a magnetic chalk board for art work and doodling?". I figured since the side of our refrigerator is hiding because of a wooden panel, that it would be perfect!

I ran it by Jason and he wanted to know why I wanted to do it from the floor to the ceiling. But I guess I just wanted to be able to write on it where ever I want to, and to have a place for all my kids art work! It's only a 4' x 7'8" section, so I said what the heck!

This is my freshly conditioned chalk board wall with my wonderful little kids that just love the camera and always assume that it's to take a picture of them.

A better view without the little ones.

It looks black, but it's actually a coffee color. This chalkboard paint is awesome! You can color it to 12 different colors and make it even more personal.

I painted what was left over of the chalkboard paint on the lower half of Jayci and JJ's doors to give them a little something that's fun for them. I'm planning on painting maybe a small section in their rooms and give it some kind of border to show where it is. The paint blends so well that it looks as if it's not even a chalkboard, but rather just plain old paint! It is latex, but a little flat... not by much though.

I will have rods and finials to dress up the wall, and to hang the heavier art work on. It's going to be a lot of fun! I just finished conditioning the wall but I'll be posting updates of my wall as it progresses more, but until then... this is all I have so far. Happy Doodling!