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13 September 2012

Monthly Trend Report: Chalkboard Paint

 

Hello again! It's me, Tina Ramchandani, from Life in Sketch. I'm back again with this month's trend report. It's a little funny, actually. When I wrote last month's polka dot trend report, I felt the polka dots becoming more popular, but I didn't think they would explode so quickly. As soon as the article posted, I felt as though I was seeing dots at every turn! It could just be that I had been noticing them more, but I really feel the trend is in full form now, and here to stay for a while. I've even invested in a tone on tone polka dot sweater. I can't wait for fall to arrive so I can wear it!

 

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This month I'd like to talk about chalk paint. Painting walls with a chalk board finish is an easy DIY idea for the home. It's also great for those who are scared of change, because you can always erase your chalk drawing and start over again. Benjamin Moore makes a chalk paint product, and I know there are others out there as well. The obvious use for chalk paint would be in kids' rooms, so the kids can have free range to be creative, and draw on the walls without causing much trouble. Another area would be a multi-use room, like a living room or kitchen. Yes, chalk paint is a nice decorative item, but it can also be useful for list making and recipes.

 

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Have you jumped on the chalk paint bandwagon? What do you think of being able to draw on the walls?

Thanks again Tina. Personally the very thought of chalkboards/blackboards sends me into paroxysms of goosebumps but that’s probably just me.

As ever, we’d love to know what you think of the trend – do you love it? have you used it? or do you just wish it would go away? Please comment and show Tina some love on her blog. I want to persuade her to stick around.

   

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I love it. I wish we had somewhere for it. I hate the dry erase board we currently use, but alas, that is what we have room for.

The refrigerator would be most logical place to put it, non?

I've been contemplating chalkboard paint for the panel in one of our kitchen doors. It faces the breakfast nook, so would be, I think, a good place for making lists/menus.

I love this look - especially for kids' play rooms. My sibs and I had a huge chalkboard in our play room growing up and it was so much fun.

Haven't try this kind of painting but this is really interesting.

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