I need to clean off and repaint our black board. I’ve had the pot of paint sitting around for ages, but that is a big outside job, and it’s cold. Still, that pot of chalkboard paint was calling my name. So instead of the big job, I worked on something a little smaller.
I grabbed the little pot of chalk board paint and headed out the back. I cut up a bit of building pine (which may or may not have been destined to be part of our kitchen walls… oh well) into random block-ish sizes, gave them a quick sand and painted one side with chalkboard paint.
In less than five minutes I had a set of cool chalkboard blocks!
Then I had a brain wave!
A long, long time ago I had cut out some very simple people shaped blocks. Recently, my Dad up wood turning and made us a beautiful turned wood family, so my daggy old people blocks had been sitting at the bottom of the box of blocks, un-loved. That is until I painted them with chalkboard paint too!
A day or two later, the paint was dry and the boys helped me carry the chalk board blocks inside. We dug out the chalk and they set to work customising their blocks.
Morgan loved drawing his own buildings, and being able to make the people happy or sad or angry! And Noah loved the fact that he could scribble to his heart’s content, then rub it out and start again!
Now I am wondering what else I can paint…
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Karen Green says
Love this idea Kate. I am definately going to make some! Thank you for the inspiration! :)
I love these Kate! Pinning :-)