Chalkbaord Paint Project
The next step was painting a chalkboard on their wall. I've been dying to use chalkboard paint for ever, but our walls in Tokyo were covered in wallpaper. I guess I could have painted and framed a piece of wood or something, but, come to think of it, I never came across chalkboard paint in Japan.
I will say that if you plan on making a chalkboard wall for your kids, be prepared for the amount of chalk dust that ends up on the floor. They're having so much fun drawing, that I don't mind so much. I might add a little ledge at the bottom to catch some of the dust. Maybe a piece of crown molding would work.
This wall isn't totally complete yet. I'm thinking about adding a cute little bow above the board so that it looks like it's hanging from ribbon. Or maybe I'll put up a couple of floating shelves. Their room is pretty small, so having a place to plop some toys might be a good idea.