Sunday, December 6, 2009

Chalkboard Playhouse

When we finished our basement years ago we finished off the "under the stairs" area for the kids. My husband made a little door and a window trying to make it look somewhat like a house. At some point I wanted do something with the area. I was thinking a wall mural of some kind. Maybe a grocery store or a library would be cute. However, I am not an artist and I am too cheap to higher a real artist. So, I got out my chalkboard paint and painters tape and taped away.



It took three good coats of paint and it was finished. Isn't it cute?



Looking at the pictures, I am not sure why we decided to put an electric outlet right below the little window. What were we thinking? I should have painted it with chalkboard paint.

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26 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh - what a cute idea! My sons would love, love, love that!

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  2. Fun idea cute girl!!!

    Stop by...love to meet you!

    love, kelee

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  3. Love it! You have such great ideas!

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  4. Very cute. I'm sure your kids love it!

    D

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  5. Well, actually, every little house should have a candle in the window for the holidays..and you can plug yours in! This is an awesome play area! Oh, to be a child again....

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  6. I LOVE IT!!! That's really a great way to help spur their imaginations!!!

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  7. looks great melissa! i didn't know that is what you guys had planned-always full of great ideas!

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  8. That is so adorable! I love that you just used chalkboard paint! So perfect. Wish we had a spot like this in our house! LOVE IT!!! I am sure your kids do too!

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  9. Love it! Know your children must love it, too! :-)

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  10. We have a little playhouse like that under the stairs! They are just so sweet.

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  11. That was a great idea! I bet it has started some new make believe thoughts for the kids.

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  12. what a great little spot! It's so cute!

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  13. This is so cute! Maybe you can camouflage the outlet with a window box for chalk and erasers.

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  14. Very cute!! I wish we had an area like that, my boys would love it!

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  15. Oh my gosh!!!! That is the cutest thing I've ever seen. I wish my kids (or me) had had something like that.

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  16. That's what I like to see - it looks great and your kids will have hours of fun in there!

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  17. Instead of painting over the outlet, you could build a window box to cover over it. Then store your chalk, erasers and a few flowers in it.

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  18. You were thinking the little house might want some twinkling lights around the window and door!


    What a super idea for that often utalized space!!

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  19. Oh, I absolutely love it! Might need to do something like that in our basement, although, I would have to talk Brian into it first. You are so creative!!!

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  20. OH I love it!I wish we had a staircase in this house!!

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  21. I love it! What a great idea and the chalkboard paint is a great idea!

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  22. Years ago, I had a little "shed" in my backyard. It was very primative; walls were white, horizontal pine boards. The very bottom board on one of the walls had a small hole in it so using black paint, I painted a black arch over/around it and wrote (in small letters with a black permanent marker) "Home Sweet Home". It looked like a little mousehole, the kind you would see in a cartoon! Too cute and always gave smiles to those who entered. (The shed that is, not the mousehole!) :-)

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  23. Are you kidding me? That is incredible. I for sure am missing a gene or something. I do not have those skills.

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