chalkboard wall.


I had been telling Chris how much I would love to have a chalkboard wall in our playroom for the past few weeks and then last week I took Apple to the doctor for one of her well visits and came home to a beautiful surprise! 

I’m serious, this was the sweetest! Chris was so excited to surprise me and Aiden was smiling ear to ear. 

Not only did he manage to paint the whole wall with their help but he took pictures the whole time to document it! I am making a few more small changes to this room and then I will share a playroom post!





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December 12, 2012


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  1. Unknown

    December 12th, 2012 at 2:56 am

    Ah love it!!! I just painted a chalkboard wall in our playroom/office a couple of days ago! 🙂

  2. Kendall

    December 12th, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Absolutely adorable! Love your pups too! 🙂

  3. Erin

    December 12th, 2012 at 3:01 am

    It looks great Casey!!! What a sweet gesture!

  4. kristin

    December 12th, 2012 at 3:01 am

    oh, casey, I LOVE it!
    that was so sweet of your husband…what a lovely surprise for you to come home to!

  5. Jordan Baez

    December 12th, 2012 at 3:02 am

    i love it! i'm about to paint an armoire for the kiddos room in chalk board paint 🙂 as soon as i get the time to sand it….

  6. Granniecoco

    December 12th, 2012 at 3:04 am

    What a very cool idea!!! and a very adorable family too!!

  7. megan

    December 12th, 2012 at 3:06 am

    This turned out beautifully! Something I've been wanting to do for a long time too.

    Also, I LOVE the picture of the kids with the dog! Such a classic shot.

  8. Franchesca

    December 12th, 2012 at 3:13 am

    That is SO cool!!!! And how sweet of your husband!

  9. Cory

    December 12th, 2012 at 3:19 am

    My hubs surprised me with a chalkboard wall once too! So fun! The playroom is adorable!

  10. Danette Dillon

    December 12th, 2012 at 3:35 am

    How incredibly fun!

  11. Liz Brown

    December 12th, 2012 at 4:12 am

    I love how excited he was about helping. I think its so good when parents let the kids really help with things … even if its a little messier and takes a bit longer. 🙂

  12. Hanna

    December 12th, 2012 at 4:20 am

    This is awesome Casey!!! I have been wanting to do this for some time!!! Thanks for the inspiration

    love ya girl


  13. Bettina

    December 12th, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Love it! I need a playroom first!

    Bettina @

  14. Anonymous

    December 12th, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Great idea for encouraging a creativity in an acceptable "spot"!

  15. Perpetuity

    December 12th, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Super cute! I did a wall in my sons room and the trick I learned is to use coke to clean it. Everything else leaves that foggy film but coke makes it look brand new!

  16. Sara

    December 12th, 2012 at 4:48 am

    one of the first things that i will do, upon moving into our someday house (we're renting, currently, and dreaming of owning our own home), is to paint a chalkboard wall. LOVE.

  17. Kelly

    December 12th, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Adorable…I love how your dogs clearly love your children so much, the larger of the two makes me smile every time I see him…seems so sweet. Your children are of course incredibly cute…and they are lucky to have the love of those pups as well!

  18. Anonymous

    December 12th, 2012 at 5:40 am

    that looks awesome! every bit of it is such a nice surprise!

  19. Anonymous

    December 12th, 2012 at 6:03 am

    Oh, how sweet 🙂

  20. Harriet Jones

    December 12th, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I've just stumbled upon your blog and love it. I'm now following you. What a gorgeous idea!

  21. Harriet Jones

    December 12th, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I've just stumbled upon your blog and I love it, I'm now following. Gorgeous idea.

  22. tiarenie

    December 12th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    even though i dont have kids yet i have been wanting a chalkboard wall for the last few months so bad!! i have heard that you can just use matte black paint instead of buying chalkboard paint. which did you use?? i would love to know!

  23. Anonymous

    December 12th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I could chalk board paint pretty much anything…I love it! Great job on the transformation!

  24. Chelsea

    December 12th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I'm a new follower and I can't wait for some free time to start at the beginning of your blog and work my way through. I have baby fever already just from this post! <33 super cute.

  25. J+H @ Beyond The Stoop

    December 12th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    looks so cute because you can't even see it from the living area!

    we don't have kids, nor do we have a wall available for chalkboard paint, but we DO have a chalkboard fridge!! check it out here:

    and now we have a holiday countdown going on it:

    isn't having a big chalkboard so fun!?! even for "us" adults too 😉

  26. Allison

    December 12th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I LOVE this. I redid an old desk for my oldest daughter's room with chalkboard paint on the top and bright pink on the legs. She loves it.

  27. Mara and Jae

    December 12th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    oh my, i want one of these too! i just have a harder time justifying it when i don't even have any kids…. hehe 😉

    ps i love your big fluffy dog snoozing in that red chair. cracks me up.

  28. Kristin IDelights

    December 12th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Such a fun and creative idea 🙂 Way to go Chris! I bet your are tickled to see your little ones share a love for drawing. Happy Wednesday friend Xo

  29. christina

    December 12th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    aidens face when holding the paint brush is priceless and adorable!

  30. Windy Ridge

    December 12th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I love it! We painted out "under the stairs" toy room with chalkboard paint and it inspires hours of fun for the littles.

  31. Paige

    December 12th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    So fun! I just bought some chalkboard paint. Getting ready to do a few cabinets in my kitchen. I'm not brave enough to do a whole wall yet. So fun!

  32. Lauren Casper

    December 13th, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I love this!! We just did a small part framed in Mareto's room… about 2'x2' right at his level. He loves drawing and smearing the chalk around! So fun!

  33. toi

    December 13th, 2012 at 3:15 am

    the children were such a great help, so sweet to see them work to make mummy happy. i love the picture of Ain and Ai having a snack break

  34. Leah

    December 13th, 2012 at 3:16 am

    That was the sweetest… And I love it by the way! 🙂 Adorable picture of Ainsleigh on Babble, too! Hugs!

  35. Laura Silvester

    April 18th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    That's exactly what i'm planning to do soon..

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