Our dining table is located at the center of the house,and everything happens there - food, art projects, sewing, etc. Behind the table there is a wall, that Zoe and I decided to paint with chalkboard paint.
It all happened when Zoe and I stayed home together, just us, something that doesn't happen too often. After spending a good portion of our day arguing (10 is the new 16) we decided that what we need is a central place where we can arrange all of our summer plans (to minimise arguing).
So there we were, painting, talking, having a good time.
The result was a wall in the most central place of our house that we now often change. On birthdays it becomes a greeting wall, while in between birthdays (we all have summer birthdays) it is the perfect planning board for our daily summer activities. This wall opens up new channels for creativity, because there’s nothing like drawing on a really big wall with your entire arm.
Yes, I definitely recommend having one in your house. Make sure you choose the right wall for this (if it is not centruly located you will probably end up not using it), and follow the paint instructions.
We bought a ready chalkboard paint that only comes in a dark green, very old-school, but you can mix your own chalkboard paint in any color, here is the recipe from martha and her instructions for a fancy planner.
Go get paint...Let me know how it went.
Have a fun summer...tali