Tuesday, 14 August 2012


Chalkboards are something you see popping up in a lot of homes these days and nothing new... But I had been thinking for quite a while about doing one just opposite the kitchen, I made a pin board for there out of an old frame a few years ago and it is good but I find it gets a bit messy and it such a huge wall that it gets lost a little..

So I discussed it with my husband and told me -no way, he didn't think it was a good idea blah blah blah. So I took another couple of weeks to think about and take his thoughts into consideration and then did what typically happens when he opposes a decision about the house - I waited till he was away for the day at the races and went ahead and did it anyway..

My biggest concern was taping out the area- I cannot draw a straight line to save myself, but I got the spirit level out and I was surprised how well it went ! Then it was three coats of magnetic primer and the following day a coat of chalk board paint... I am really happy with how it turned out and I think I will draw little boxes and a calender each month to try and whip this family into some sort of organisation..

Sorry about the fuzzy pin board photo- it is now on the floor waiting for a new home so I couldn't take it again..

The only complaint I would have is the magnetic hold is not particularly good- I am going to have to go on the hunt for some groovy magnets and I recently came across these chalkboard pencils on etsy which I think I will order..

Chalk Pencil. Extra for Peg and Awl chalk tablets and chalk pads

Once again we are housebound again with my littlest boy sick again this time with a nasty ear infection - bring on some warm weather, its so hard to see him sick and miserable all the time..

Bye for now ,

Simone xx


  1. Oh my .god.... It looks absolutely amazing! Im sure you can get chalk paint pens as well.....you have inpired me. Might have to copy hehe. Bec xx

  2. Thanks ! Plenty of paint left, just let me know if you want.. See u soon xx

  3. WOW Simone....Your blackboard wall looks BRILLIANT....Your bravery has certainly paid off....!!

    Tamarah :o)