Although, I would love to have an easel for Mazzy to draw on to her heart’s content, I live in a small NYC apartment and that’s just not possible. We have enough trouble finding space for our kitchen table.
The best small space solution I have found for giving your child an unlimited canvas, is chalkboard paint. Not only is it cheap and easy to apply, there are numerous ways that you can use it— for your kids or just as a design element.
We’ve used it in our kitchen (as the backdrop for a wall of photographs) and our bedroom (for a simple framed piece over the bed) but my favorite place is the back of our front door. We keep grocery and to-do lists on the top and Mazzy uses the bottom half as place to be draw and be creative.
The front door also happens to be metal so Mazzy uses it to put all her magnetic letters. She’s also decorated it with magnetic blocks and outfits from magnetic dress-up dolls.
Best of all, it takes up absolutely no space whatsoever.
Below are 20 more creative ideas for using chalkboard paint.
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