Saturday, 25 January 2014

THE BLACKBOARD DOOR




We have a couple of doors painted with black board paint at home in the city apartment; the door in the older boys' room and then the closet door in the now-study (read: mess room) but-Dag's-room-to-be any day now. It's a quite fun way for kids to draw, because it feels a little like being allowed to do something forbidden while still being totally allowed and encouraged...




So far no artistic try-outs on any white walls or on the floor (and fingers crossed that won't happen either). Perhaps because the door is black and then that's the kind of surface you draw on, the others different coloured ones not as they differ so much. Well, let's see what happens in a year or two when the need for "artistic expression" and experimenting grown stronger.

Blackboard pant is not magnetic but I was wondering if it could work to paint a couple of layers with magnetic paint first and then top it with one coat of blackulrikaboard paint, to be able to put up funny magnets and notes and such (and therefor spare my mint green friend in the kitchen from too many dinosaurs and other magnetic crap)? Hmmm.

Over here at least Tikkurila have both kinds of paint. The paint dries pretty fast so the doors were ready in one day.


3 comments:

Mama D said...

Blackboard paint is really great for the little artist at home.In our previous home we painted a large chioboard and then attached that to wall so no hassle of re-painting when we sold the place.

Debs said...

I love this idea. I was going to do it when my daughter was smaller, but now I have some time - and she's in high school. Guess I missed that boat.

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Debs : oh no :D yes, that's the way it goes with a lot of things for me too... but with the door perhaps you ould still do it? We have it in our study too, to write down reminders or schedules etc on... and at least over here dark walls or panels are quite trendy right now so perhaps she'd like it? :)