Time to repaint those tired walls? Consider doing a little more than just picking a new shade of neutrals. Chalkboard paint is in, and it's fun. A wall with purpose can serve the creative and organizational needs for your child Cezanne and yourself (we know you have own personal Picasso in there!)
While chalkboard paint has traditionally only come in black and green, Hudson Paint offers a variety of different shades, from oranges to baby blues. A brightly colored chalkboard accent wall in the living room would be perfect to entertain your kids or for your own friends who haven't let loose creatively in a while. What better party activity than Pictionary on the actual wall?
If you're feeling particularly crafty, our sister site DIY Life has explained how you can make your own.
Chalkboard walls can be functional in addition to fun. Imagine always having your recipe in front of you while at the stove!
You can even update your refrigerator so that you'll always know when you're out of milk – post-its are so passé.
And why stop there? By painting your dresser drawers (remember to remove them from the unit first!) you will never have to think of what goes where again.
Queen of decoration Martha Stewart shows that chalkboard walls can alleviate the clutter in your busy schedule on top of the clutter around your house. A six-week chalkboard wall calendar will definitely get you and your family on the same page – and if that stops working, you can even use the individual squares to make a patchwork of wall art.
Repurposing walls can give you a new sense of purpose as well.
If you like the chalkboard, you should also take a look at magnetic paint that you can buy from your local Home Depot.