There was a mention in House Beautiful last November about this brand new product by Hudson Paint: colored chalkboard paint. I was completely intrigued, but then I forgot all about it until the the other day. Then I remembered, and I just had to order some for a special project I’m working on. I’m just so excited so I must share with all of you what came in the mail today: this quart of ‘Deep Ocean’ Hudson chalkboard paint !
Be still my heart.
Where have you been all my life ?
It’s a little expensive compared to latex paint, $25 a quart, plus $7 shipping, but with the 24 colors available, can you imagine the possibilities ? Entire walls of breakfast nooks, kitchens, dining rooms, kid spaces, playrooms and closet doors covered in these amazing colors.
And talk about cool DIY crafts too – imagine the message centers and labels you could create ! Of course I’ve read you can DIY your own chalkboard paint with tile grout but some of the reviews are mixed. You can find several ‘recipes’ online, but something about buying this smooth textured paint ready for instant use makes me so giddy.
I plan on using my ‘Deep Ocean’ this weekend for a special project I’ve got planned for my boy’s room. To see the full spectrum of Hudson chalkboard paint colors, look right here. Another company, Tilano.net has a few colors available, but their chalkboard paints are more expensive. Also I found out that Crayola has a line of colored chalkboard paint available here, again slightly more expensive.
Yes, it’s a whole new world of paint. Let the fun begin ! Have you ever used or made colored chalkboard paint ? What were your results ?