Although Martha Stewart has now given your kids a reason to write on the walls, at least you can wipe it right off. Plus, it’s a unique and much bolder way to keep tasks organized. This is a great addition to your home office.
Actually, you can do a lot with chalkboard paint (something I didn’t even know existed). Down below, you’ll find a couple links to some great ways to utilize this fantastic product.
But first, here are the steps to creating your own chalkboard wall calendar (thanks to marthastewart.com):
Tools and Materials:
|Black chalkboard paint||White chalkboard paint|
First, you need to choose how many shades you want to create the checkerboard pattern. On Martha Stewart’s website, four shades of paint were created.
|1. Paint entire wall with store-bought, black chalkboard paint; let dry for one to two hours.|
|2. Mark the perimeter of the calendar with a pencil (to accommodate 8-inch squares, ours measured 48 inches high by 56 inches across).|
|3. Using painters’ tape, mark off the B squares according to the diagram to the right.|
|4. Make B paint by mixing 4 parts black chalkboard paint with 1 part homemade white chalkboard paint. Paint B squares. Remove tape. Let dry about an hour.|
|5. Repeat process for C and D squares using the proportions pictured to the right.|