Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Zion’s chalkboard wall

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Zion’s play room is a working progress. I actually observe how he uses the space and then go from there with design ideas etc. I painted Zion’s chalkboard wall for him when I was 81/2 months pregnant. I also painted the adjoining walls an orange colour(no surprise there, right?). Anyway, I’ve always wanted to do a chalkboard wall and Zion’s love affair with doodling on the bare walls led me to paint one sooner than later.

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For someone like me who loves instant gratification, it was no fun painting the chalkboard wall. I had to wait 24 hrs. before I could apply a second coat. In addition, you have to so call “chalk” the wall before using it or marks would still be visible even after erasing. The pic above shows the “chalked” wall.

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We all enjoy having the chalkboard wall. Ironically too, Zion still uses the chalk to “decorate” the other walls. I guess that is what 2 year olds doSmile.  Happy Tuesday everyone! XX

26 comments :

  1. That is so totally awesome Stacey. Zion's a lucky guy. And you're right, that's just the way it rolls with two year olds! Hope you enjoy Christmas with your boys. Pruxxx

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  2. Stacy...hi there!! That looks totally amazing, what a great idea, that is a dream space for a kid I tell you! Great job...and Merry Christmas to you and yours:)

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  3. Stacey I love Zion's orange room and the chalkboard wall is amazing! Funny it still tries to decorate the other walls. Just wait until he's older then he can repaint for Mom.

    Enjoy your Holidays!
    Debra

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  4. What a lucky fellow to have such a nifty playroom :) Nice one mama! (And I totally relate to the excess room preparation when heavily pregnant.)

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  5. happy to hear from you, dear Stacey! love yoyr chalkboard wall. we are going to build are house next year. it s like a dream. i think of it all day and night :) best for the holidays. BIG hug

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  6. That looks great- I love the contrast with the orange too- we have a chalk table that my monkeys like to use.

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  7. I always wanted this when I was a kid, I still do :P

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  8. It's such a stunning room. I love the bones of the room. Those windows are fantastic!

    Can't wait to see Mr B's room!


    xx C

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  9. This is fantastic!!! I want one in my room so that I can write the hubby's to-do list on it everyday :) Haha.

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  10. What a fantastic idea! Now tell me, DID YOU DRAW MR TOAD?????? MERRY CHRISTMAS DEAREST! Anita

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  11. what a beautiful room zion has!!! haha i love that he is still drawing on the other walls. guess that's my to be continued :)

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  12. The room is beautiful, Stacey. I just love the chalkboard wall!!! I wish for you and your family a Merry Christmas!!!

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  13. Oh, he's such a lucky little kid to have such a cool Mom! Hope you are enjoying the holiday season. xo

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  14. This is just brilliant and so well done!!!! Love how you've got the great molding underneath and the groovy light fixture. It elevates it all!

    Lucky little Zion!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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  15. I so want a chalkboard wall when we have kids some day! What a great way for a little one to unleash his or her imagination!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  16. I've always wanted a chalkboard wall...sounds so fun!!! I'm sure he's going to love it.

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  17. i want one!! can i come over? hehe. that's amazing though.

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  18. Hi Stacey,

    Zion's room looks wonderful and such a great idea to be creative.
    Warmest wishes for a merry Christmas and a year filled with happy days.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  19. This is fantastic Stacey!!
    I wish you and your family a most beautiful Holiday.

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  20. what an amazing idea! wish i had something like that when i was little! x

    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  21. Who is the creative and clever artist in the family to draw such a brilliant collection of animals? They are amazing...

    Lucky, lucky Zion for having such an enormous chalk board wall!

    Thank you for your fun and lovely comment the other day - yes, much has changed!

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Stacey. Virginia xx

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  22. Who is the creative and clever artist in the family to draw such a brilliant collection of animals? They are amazing...

    Lucky, lucky Zion for having such an enormous chalk board wall!

    Thank you for your fun and lovely comment the other day - yes, much has changed!

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Stacey. Virginia xx

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  23. I really love this. When we finally decide where we want to be I would love to do this for my daughter's room.

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  24. Hi Stacey, that wall is wonderful! What a lucky guy!

    I want to wish you a merry Christmas and happy holidays filled with many sweet moments!

    Kristin ♥♥♥

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