How-to Prep + Season a New Chalkboard Wall

April 29, 2014


In the midst of giving the master a refresh, making over my boys bedroom, and getting new carpet...  all on the second floor, the upstairs hallway got a transformation too. It's a small space that leads to the 3 bedrooms + the hall bath, but there was just enough wall area to add something new + fun...  A Chalkboard Wall {which makes 3 in the house...  you can never have enough wall to write on - the other 2 chalkboard walls are in the basement and at our family central command center}. Since this our 3rd writable wall for chalk, I've learned a few tips + tricks along the way, and am … [Read more...]

How-To Make a Chalkboard Wall

January 9, 2013

Inexpensive & Easy-To-Create "Framed" Chalkboard Wall using @frogtape by @Jenna_Burger,

Chalkboard walls are not just for kids.  They are super fun & functional for everyone, at any age.  While the kids are busy creating new drawings, us moms are making lists so nothing's forgotten at the store.  The need for a chalkboard wall in a home can also change and evolve as your family changes and grows. Another plus about chalkboard walls is that with the use of chalkboard paint, they are super easy to create.  For less than $10 and a few spare hours, a new wall can be created anywhere in your home (or office)! Earlier this week, I shared my revamped CCC {Central Command … [Read more...]

Revamped Family Chalkboard Central Command Center

January 7, 2013

Chalkboard Family Central Command Center for the heart of the home including a monthly calendar, kids charts, inspirational quotes, and more.  Created by @Jenna_Burger via

This 30" wide wall has had more makeovers than any other spot in my home.  In the almost 3 years that we've lived here, I think it's had at least 6 lives - thank goodness it's not an entire room.  But I have to say, this 30" wall is the key to how we function - it's our Central Command Center... a.k.a. CCC I couldn't let the year begin without making a few updates to this small, but important part of our home (the previous CCC can be found here).  I actually had made a few changes about a month ago, but it just wasn't right.  After living with it for a while, I knew what it needed...  A … [Read more...]

DIY: Framed Chalkboard Medicine Cabinet

May 5, 2011

Medicine Cabinet turned framed chalkboard

When recently working on my kids  bathroom makeover on a budget, I questioned what to do with the mirrored medicine cabinet ~ Leave it?  Or take it out? The mirrored front medicine cabinet is positioned on the side wall, and since there is already a mirror over the sink, there really wasn't a need for it.  BUT, I didn't want to leave a huge hole in the wall AND I wasn't interested in taking the time to patch it up either.  What to do?? WELL, I decided to create a new framed chalkboard medicine cabinet! This was actually quite an easy project to tackle, but before we start, here … [Read more...]