I decided to make some changes to Elliotte’s playroom this weekend. I’ve been wanting to add a chalkboard to the wall so she can draw and color to her heart’s content. Anything to keep her occupied for a few minutes! I also wanted a place where we could display her “artwork”. I picked up a thin piece of plywood from Home Depot and painted it with chalkboard paint. I also got some trim so I could add a frame to the chalkboard. After cutting the trim with a friend’s miter saw (the cuts with the miter box last time were too rough, and I really wanted to use a miter saw!), I hot glued the frame together and then spray painted it.
Below is a pic of the green paint I started out with. It was WAY too bright, so I went with a softer blue, and it turned out much better.
The color is Peekaboo Blue by Krylon.
After the paint dried, I glued the frame to the chalkboard with Liquid Nails and placed some of Ben’s weights on top to make a good seal. After a few hours, it was ready to hang!
Here’s the chalkboard all finished along with a new gallery wall! I am so excited about E’s new gallery wall in her playroom! The white frames are from Michael’s, and I plan to paint them a few different colors. The pink frames are from Goodwill. I spray painted them and added some scrapbook paper and metal clips to display artwork.
The table and chairs were mine when I was little and they received an update a few months ago.
E now has a proper place for tea time!
I ordered these baskets from WUSLU knowing that I would use them for playroom storage. The bottom basket holds favorite friends, and the top basket holds E’s chalk for now.
E can draw on her tabletop too! It’s coated in chalkboard paint as well.
I still need to fill in two of the white frames, but I couldn’t wait to post about the new gallery wall! I can’t wait to see E playing in here now and all the pretty pictures she will draw on her new chalkboard!
Please excuse the horrible lighting in these pictures! The playroom is in the end our basement that does not have any natural light! It’s a fabulous space, but you have no idea if it’s day or night!
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