When Inspiration Strikes

As any parent of small children will tell you, when inspiration strikes, you gotta move on it OR ELSE

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So when I saw this post from Angry Chicken, Ellis was out and Georgia
was sleeping for the first time in weeks on her own in bed. I seized
that inspiration and ran with it.

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Literally.  I ran out into the garden and grabbed some paint left over from painting Ellis' ikea
table. I also had a big sheet of plywood that we inherited with the
house that had been laying across the roof of the shed. A couple of coats of paint later and we have a 7 foot long outdoor chalkboard.
Of course we LOVE it.

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Ellis loves to write with wet chalk, as my upstairs windows will tell you. But its messy, so this is the perfect solution. The spray bottle was a BIG hit and we did all eventually get a shower.

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Fun, easy and cheap…my 3 favourite things!


10 responses

  • what a fabulous idea! We’ve got leftover blackboard paint from doing a wall in the kitchen but I never thought about doing it outside, we’ve got a perfect plastered wall!

  • Oh that one worked!! I too saw this, but am not as quick of the mark as you, as I dont have any spare wood, but we did paint the play house with blackboard paint last summer – tis on my list once I find wood

  • We have some blackboard paint on the side of our house for just this. Haven’t worked out how to clean it properly yet but Bruno loves to draw on the house – he thinks its ever so slightly naughty!

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    Hi,
    Just to let you know you can also get magnetic paint as an undercoat and then paint blackboard paint over the top (in various colours). Makes for a great notice board. Ours is about 5ft by 6ft and every time kids come round they spend most of their time on it

  • Love this idea…fingers crossed my 3yr olds art-work will remain on the outside wall now instead of my newly hung wallpaper!