Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Chalkboard Love

This time-lapse video of chalkboard art by Dana Tanamachi is fantastic. I admire the talent and patience to create something like this.

It got me thinking about how much character chalk boards can add to your home decor. Why limit them to children only. Chalkboard paint is affordable, available at hardware stores such as Bunnings and can be used to your hearts desire. You can get this in aerosols as well - easy!

Check out some of these great ideas:

Chalkboard Lables
Chalkboard Drawers

Chalkboard Placemats

 Magnetic Chalkboard Wall

Chalkboard Door

These add such a rustic yet sophisticated charm. Kill two birds with one stone and create a magnetic chalkboard surface. Simply buy some magnetic paint and ensure you do several coat before applying the chalkboard paint.

So if you decide to have a go, some tips to remember:
  • lay down a protective surface prior to painting
  • clean the surface of your item to remove any residues and unseen dirt
  • consider using primer beforehand if necessary
  • invest in masking tape for clean lines
Alternatively you can buy these kind of items pre-made from websites such as Sand,F.

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