Chalkboard paint kitchen walls do double duty: decorative and useful.
Last week we showed a bathroom with chalkboard-painted walls and handmade chalk designs that looked like wallpaper. However, chalkboard paint kitchen walls are for family handwriting as well as décor. Blackboard paint also can add dramatic contrast to a conventional kitchen. Plus it’s quick and easy to erase and change, or embellish with pictures or clocks.
Painting a black accent wall also can help make a narrow room appear wider since the dark color makes the wall visually advance.
But the chalk paint craze also created a wide variety of options and boutique paint brands. Magnamagic claims their paint can match any color. This seagreen-gray is a step up the sophistication ladder and clearly would be custom. Hudson Paint offers a limited palette and small quantities. Home Depot sells Rustoleum chalkboard paint with 12 color tints. The Tilano brand offers a variety of color choices.
Then there’s the magnetic twist: Magnamagic’s primer or paint. In addition they have adhesive-backed magnetic strips that can be placed on walls to create stick-on zones like the area beneath alphabet blocks at the bottom of the board.
In my kitchen there’s a strip of wall adjacent to the land line. Right now it’s a messy catch-all space for grocery lists and phone messages. These kitchens are my inspiration for creating a board in that space which will serve for the lists and messages that I can make big enough for Mr. AM, whose vision has become limited, to easily read. Magnetic? Maybe. And while this space will be bland no longer, here’s a hint: my board will be colorful. Guess which color I’ll choose!
(Source: pinterest, apartmenttherapy, décorpad, gast architects)
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