Indoor Makeovers

Black and write

Stephen updated a hand-me-down dresser with two coats of chalk-board paint. Still, the wall above looked a little bare. ” I wanted something over the dresser to make the room feel larger,” Stephen says. A quick stop to a discount store yielded a framed mirror at a great sale price. The mirror’s thick frame, covered with two coats of chalk-board paint, make it perfect for writting little reminders. Stephen leaned it against the wall rather than mounting it above the dresser to make the two pieces seem like one. Prime with magnetic paint first if you want to attach permission slips, tickets, or other loose paper.

Before writting

Give chalkboard paint three full days to dry and cure. Then rub chalk over the entire painted surface, erase, and draw.

Chalk-board paint, Benjamin Moore

Source : Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, September 2009, from Stephen St-Onge

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