Welcome to 2013, where chalkboard paint is taking up residence inside many Kensington, MD homes…and all over the United States. Gone are the days in which chalkboards were resigned to dusty old classrooms with tricky arithmetic problems. Home painters now have the ability to turn plain walls into functional and eye-catching masterpieces, and at Benchmark Painting and Carpentry, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite chalkboard paint ideas for your home.
Chalk Up Your Headboard
While your bed’s headboard is great at keeping pillows in place, it can also serve as a delightful message board every morning and evening. Paint your home’s headboards with chalkboard paint and write messages to your spouse, yourself, or your kids. It’s the perfect way to add a little encouragement to everyone’s day.
Create a Dining Room Menu Board
If you want to add a bit of whimsy to your dining room, consider covering a wall with chalkboard paint. Dining rooms have the tendency to feel formal, and sometimes they need a bit of paint to liven things up. This is a great place to write the week’s menu, grocery list, or funny dinner conversations.
Make a Studio for Your Kids
Have your kids scribbled ever on your walls with crayons? Or, even worse, Sharpie markers? It’s probably not the type of home painting and decorating you were hoping for. Chalkboard walls may be the key to providing an artistic outlet for their mischievous artistry; paint a wall in their room with chalkboard paint, and buy colored chalk for them to enjoy. They’ll love the ability to use their walls as a canvas…and you’ll love your Sharpie-less décor.
Schedule Yourself on the Wall
Busy families translate to often busy schedules, and it’s helpful to visualize what you’re doing each month. On a large wall (preferably in the living room), create a family calendar that you update monthly. This will help you keep track of soccer practices, dance lessons, and everything in-between. If you want to get really organized, color-coordinate each family member’s scheduling commitments.
As always, Benchmark Painting & Carpentry is here to help with all of your interior and exterior painting needs. If 2013 is already gearing up to be busy and you would like us to create chalkboard inspiration in your home, please give us a call at 301-949-1100 or contact us online. All you’ll need to do is provide the chalk!