by laura janning

Closet Door turned Learning Board

August 22, 2012

There is a revolution making it's way around my house. 
Not kidding. 
It's called the Chalkboard Revolution. Have you heard of it?
Initially it got started here with this board that I made on the wall in  my game room
Next, it surfaced in my kitchen on some re purposed trays hanging on the wall 
 Now, I can tell my son to go to his room and sound out his vowels on his closet door
And then when he is finished, I will have him create random words from the letters in his name.
A little chalkboard paint with stenciled letters and vowels on the raised panels of his closet, creates an instant learning environment with plenty of space to practice
with little pails hung close that I picked up in the $1.00 bins at target for chalk and erasers
 And I need to remember to reinforce this
Who knew the chalkboard revolution could be a learning experience and decorative too. 
Where to next?
Has the chalkboard revolution hit your home?
PS- Next week I will show you his Star Wars Themed Bedroom and how I decorated it without sending my budget into the Universe.

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  1. Laura, what a cute idea and I bet he loves it.

  2. Love this idea...and what a great way to have those vowels around...may have to do this too!!

  3. I like your chalkboard ideas, especially the cute little pails and your son's door. I have done only one small project with chalk paint. It was fun so I should do more. ----------- Shannon

  4. Hi Laura! Thank you so much for linking up with us for the Southern Mama's Blog hop! Hope you are having a great day :)

    -Megan @ {All Things New}

  5. I am grateful for the blog always nice.
    From Japan.
    Ryoma Sakamoto.

  6. I had the CBpaint out yesterday but all I did was touch up some already boards. I did however walk around the house looking for a victim before I put it away.


  7. I love chalkboards in the home. I have a few sprinkled around my home too. I'm glad that they're not just for classrooms anymore. Ha!

  8. Love all your chalkboard projects, Laura! I'm going to start on my first chalkboard project this weekend hopefully. :-)

  9. What a cute idea for his room. I love them but only have one up in my kitchen. I wonder what the next craze will be--xo Diana

  10. I was always happy when they included the often forgotten and neglected y in with the vowels!

    Anything with chalkboard paint is that much better!

  11. Laura...great door!!...you sure have so many creative chalkboards throughout the house...now, for me...I just have the vintage Olympic Training Schedule chalkboard to keep track of my rigorous training for the sales at the mall!

  12. Your projects look great. Stopping by from Southern Blog Hop. I am also a southern blogger orginally from LA (lower Alabama) but currently live in Arkansas. I would be honored if you visit me at: www.recipesforourdailybread.com
    Blessings Always, Diane Roark

  13. I've just got one lonely little chalk board, but I've got plans! I especially like those labels on the tins!!

  14. Great stuff, Laura! My preschool class LOVES to write on the chalkboard... it's great for gross and fine motor skills too. Just a bonus. :)
    xo Heidi
    PS-- can't wait to see the Star Wars room!

  15. Hey there! Visiting from At the Fence :)
    We love chalkboards in our house, too! I just re-did my pantry with some chalkboard paint... so much fun :) Would love for you to share your fun ideas at the heart&home link up at http://www.mercyinkblog.com - open tues am thru sun pm - hope to see you there :)

  16. I am obsessed with chalk anything right now. The kids love it, its so fun to create, and its very functional. I have been missing your posts, I have been m.i.a for a few weeks.

  17. This is such an awesome idea, can't wait for the Satr Wars room!

  18. Hey, I'm a huge fan of that chalkboard revolution. In fact, my very first post was my chalkboard door project ...

    Love it!



  19. I love chalkboard paint! Love how you used it in your son's room!

  20. and what kid doesn't love a chalkboard - yours is so so cute!

  21. Add me to the list of Chalkboard lovers! This is a great way to keep those kids learning! Love it.
    Stacia@ http://www.feathersandsunshine.blogspot.com


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