While I was standing in line at the paint counter at Lowe’s yesterday, I started reading about IdeaPaint. It lets you paint a dry erase white board directly on the wall.
According to the web site, you can create your own dry erase board by applying just one coat and any dry erase markers will work on it.
Obviously, there’s the benefit of not having to deal with chalk dust, but I have to say I’m still drawn to the texture (and dark color) of chalkboard paint. I think using IdeaPaint in office settings is a pretty cool concept, but I’m not sure I’m a fan of using it in the home.
Kids’ rooms seems like the obvious choice and this little tree is a cute idea. But, I know way too many people in the Clark household who like to color outside the lines, and Mama would not be a happy camper if she found marker all over the wall. (Actually, I have found marker on the wall, but that’s another story for another day.)
I thought this was a smarter idea if you’re going to use it in a kids’ space:
It’s definitely a little pricier than chalkboard paint. If I remember correctly, it starts at around $30 for a kit that covers six square feet, and also comes in several different colors.
I think I’m still a chalkboard girl myself. But, if you’ve tried IdeaPaint, I’d love to hear what you think about it.