We painted the bedroom doors

We painted the bedroom doors

with chalkboard paint.

So we could do cool things like this:

and this:
It’s nice to have our schedule, to-do lists, and important artistic depictions of our family sleeping right where we can see them all the time.

11 thoughts on “We painted the bedroom doors

  1. Well, we didn't exactly ask the landlords if it was okay or not. We just know we have to paint it again when we leave, whenever that may be.

  2. oh im dying to do chalkboard paint in the new place but i was wondering a couple things so i am so happy you did it first! like: does it end up looking like a normal chalk board that is smooth when all is said and done or is it easy to mess up and make all blotchy? and does chalk erase cleanly and nicely or does it always look kinda messy…etc. but judging from these pictures it is FABULOUS! i hope i can get the OK from the in laws on this one. love the idea!

  3. What a good idea! Despite having a big house we have zero wallspace due to all the windows (not complaining! Love it!) so this is a great use of space! We may just copy you.

  4. Stephanie, the paint goes on really easily and is smooth. The eraser we have right now isn't of the highest quality, so it erases less well than one might hope, but we would have to use a damp sponge to get it really clean and black again anyway. Basically, it really is like a real chalkboard, which surprised me as well.

    If you are hesitant about the black, here are some instructions for making your own chalkboard paint using whatever color paint you want:

    http://www.marthastewart.com/article/make-custom-color-chalkboard-paint

  5. I didn't even know that there was such a thing as chalkboard paint until now. I guess I never wondered how a chalkboard was made, I just assumed that it came like that. Huh.

  6. I love it! So sad I didn't get to talk to you yesterday. It looks like you're doing cool things as always I'm totally jealous! Ü It makes me excited to paint our house! And to see what it all looks like in the end!

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