Chalk this one up

My little guy's bedroom makeover is coming along well. First I came up with a plan, then some painting took place, his closet was transformed into a 'nook' and most recently a tree growth chart was added. It's slowly but surely coming together...

When you last saw the closet nook, it looked like this:

but if you happend to notice in the plan (albeit changed slightly), I had one more element to add - a little chalkboard area!

The small wall opposite the book shelves (that you can't see above) looked like this...

but now looks like this!

I had planned on creating a 'frame' out of moulding and painting the inside with chalkboard paint but when I came across this chalkboard decal at 'Real Canadian Superstore' for only $5 (the same place where I got this tree growth chart) I could not pass it up.

I chose the 'clip board' shape as it had the most real estate (and was fun and boyish) but they also had plain circles and and an apple shape as well. There wasn't as much drawing room on them though.

Putting it up was pretty simple. First you gently remove a small portion of the backing, then you secure the exposed portion to the wall and SLOWLY peel back the rest of the backing while smoothing down the decal. The film is very thin so you have to be a little careful during this step to avoid any tears and/or kinks.

To hold the chalk and brush I simply used a clear shower caddy and some 3M removable hooks (I love those hooks as they don't mark up the wall and no holes are required!)

And that was it!

Now my budding little artist has a new canvas :).

UPDATE - see all the Big Boy Room upgrade posts here!

linking to: addicted2decorating


  1. The room is looking really cute! I love that little chalkboard. Thanks for the compliments on my new blog design. Your redesign looks great too!


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