I have officially jumped on the chalkboard band wagon. We were technically already on the wagon a couple of years ago in Little Pilot's nursery, but this time I painted a chalkboard directly on the wall. I finished it in time for the rescheduled "Kettu" (translation = "fox") Party and it ended up being the perfect spot to greet our guests and play a game of "pin the tail on the fox". Unfortunately, the chalkboard is in a dark corner of my kitchen and it was super tricky for me to get enough light for better photos, but I think you can get the idea.
I was approached by Lullaby Paints to do a review of their chalkboard paint. I jumped at the chance as their paints are the safest paints available which is so important for families with babies and young children not to mention the environment in general. I really love that Lullaby paints is committed to providing parents with safe, quality paint to use in their home. I received the All-in-one Chalkboard kit in black. It came with the paint, foam roller, tray, tape and some chalk (in the white envelope).
To make my chalkboard I drew my rectangle using a level. I then taped off the edges and painted my rectangle. I ended up using three coats of the paint for my large rectangle. Two coats were probably enough, but I added a third thin coat for good measure. I let the paint dry between coats and didn't try scoring/writing on it until the next day.
Here's a quick look at the corner before and after. You may also notice that I added a few DIY birch branch hooks and I will be sharing a DIY for them soon. I also have my favourite felted acorn garland hanging there. The light switches stand out quite a bit in the white, but Tech Guy has ordered new black ones that hopefully will blend in better.
I'm really happy with this chalkboard and the quality of the paint. I haven't noticed much rubbing off of the paint as I have cleaned it. Little Pilot loves to draw on the bottom half and the top half has been great for adding a seasonal message/decor or even jotting down a few notes. I am in love with my birch hooks and they have been perfect for hanging tea towels, bibs, etc.
Overall, I am so pleased with Lullaby Paints chalkboard paint and will definitely consider ordering from them again in the future. The chalkboard is a fun addition to our space.
Disclosure: I was given a Lullaby Paints All-In-One Chalkboard Kit to review, but all opinions are 100% mine. As always, I only try to review products that I love and would use in my own home as well.