Friday, June 12, 2009

Will Whiteboards Become The New Blackboards?

No matter how cool it may be, a giant wall of black can be an intimidating endeavor!

So what is a DIY'er to do if they want to transform a wall in their home into a giant writing surface without having to go the route of a blackboard?

Check this out:

Thanks to IdeaPaint, you can now turn any smooth wall into a white board!

How cool is this?

What is IdeaPaint?

IdeaPaint is a patent-pending single-coat roller-applied paint that transforms any smooth surface into a high performance dry-erase writing surface. IdeaPaint is perfect for the conference room, creative spaces, classrooms, home offices, kids rooms, playrooms… or any other spaces.

And as an added bonus:

IdeaPaint is the most environmentally friendly dry-erase product on the market, making significant improvements in raw material utilization, energy consumption, and air quality.

I love this painted tree...

Inspire the young Einstein by using IdeaPaint to transform children's walls into a larger-than-life canvas for creativity, imagination, and fun.

IdeaPaint isn't just for the kids. IdeaPaint is perfect for organizing a busy family – noting daily tasks, appointments, shopping lists and scheduling important events for the week.

Check out the IdeaPaint website for answers to all of your questions, such as:

Is it difficult to apply?

How long will it last?

How soon can I use it?

And there are many more pictures of IdeaPaint in action, so be sure to browse and look around!

I'm thinking this may be the perfect solution to an all-white interior!

Imagine Crystal's mirror-turned-blackboard with a white writing surface!
I think it would be equally gorgeous!

So what do you think?

Are you loyal to your blackboards or will you branch out and try the crisp, white IdeaPaint?

As always, if you try it out, I want to hear about it! So be sure to come back and let me know about your project!

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Olive Rue said...

Hey Karla,

Not a problem. I'm flattered that you used one of my images. That old mirror was such a crazy idea at first. I kept walking by it, thinking it was soooo ugly. Then, I saw it plain as day in my mind. But now I didn't paint over the mirror. I had a piece of plastic cut for it. If you paint over a mirror it will chip in no time. Trust me, I did try it. It's worth the extra money and trouble to go to a glass co. and have them cust a piece for you. Good luck!

MeganSloan said...

I was actually wondering just a few minutes ago if that was possible to do! Crazy! I love chalk boards but was wondering about white boards. Now I have even more ideas for my future office!

Lindy said...

That is very cool. Now you have me thinking about where I can do this in my house!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh. wow. Now I have some ideas! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Dallin said...

I love the white board idea so much better...I love the chalkboard look, but the idea of chalk dust makes me seems that it only looks nice in the beginning...then you have the whole eraser marks to worry about. I may actually have to look into this!

Jenn said...

I was planning on doing this in our attic for the playroom. Just not sure whether I want white wall of chalkboard.

Olive Rue said...

Karla you are so welcome. I know I thought I was going to be cheap and skip a step as well as the extra money. I painted over the mirror and the 2nd I wrote on it with chalk, the paint started to chip. It just doesn't adhere good enough. So spend the extra $5-$10 and have a piece of plexiglass cut.

And you can always find old frames and mirrors at Goodwill, yard sales, etc. When you see them just keep an open mind because they're usually ugly as heck before the tranformation, but you can make them beautiful again. I have confidence in you, sweets!

Gena said...

I absolutely LOVE the idea of this paint. I have been wanting to paint one or two of my kitchen cabinets with chalkboard paint, but black never seemed right. And, I agree with the messy chalk thing - it never looks good forever. White, though, would be awesome! I'm going to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

What a great paint - hadn't heard of this yet! My kids would go crazy for this....chalkboards are "so yesterday" I was informed!!
Just found your blog off of My Sweet Savannah - we've enjoyed reading it!
Karla & Karrie