"It is hard to visualize the flow of a house when it is just framed up with plywood on the floor. So use the jumbo chalk to mark out things like the kitchen island location on the floor to make sure it is not too tight and needs to be made smaller," says Abbi Williams of the unexpected uses for this ordinary material. "Or use the chalk to block out the location of the furniture on the living room to understand where you need floor outlets."
In addition to being fun and playful, the chalkboard end tables also offer up a chance to change up looks. White chalk was used to mark architectural furniture sketches which bring a more adult-like feel to the family room.
White open shelving is the perfect way to display your dishes and glassware. This kitchen adds a touch of whimsy with a chalkboard backsplash where the owners can add their own artwork, labels or even a simple to-do list.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, the Jowett family's basement gets a huge redesign. The use of white pickets in the staircase echoes the open feeling; contrasted by black chalk paint, adding a dynamic architectural detail to the room. Black chalk paint is repeated on the doors of the utility closet giving the kids loads of room for creativity.
Given how much they love nooks and crannies, kids won't be able to resist this little bedroom upstairs. A blue daybed instantly enlivens the neutral walls, while chalkboard paint allows the owners to leave their kiddos some cute messages.
A tiered potted garden tucks nicely into the corner of any deck or patio. Lisa Darnell of Fancy Frugal Life placed upside-down pots underneath the soil to prevent upper tiers from sinking into the dirt.