Updating an Armoire with...Chalkboard PaintWednesday, October 11, 2006
The February 2004 issue of Livingetc Magazine (published in England - I think it's one of the *very best* home decorating magazines - it's available at Barnes & Noble) featured a pic of an old armoire that they had completely changed around with chalkboard paint, chalk marks, and fixative. I think it's sooooo great!
Av and I wound up with these two armoires - they're from the sixties, I think, because they have this weird greenish stain with little black specs all over. We've been 'hiding' them in one of our guest bedrooms because they just aren't terribly attractive; I mean, it's nice furniture with interesting details, but it definitely needs updating. I decided to take the idea from the magazine and paint the armoires with chalkboard paint. I figured even if I decided not to write or decorate them with chalk, they would look nice as just black pieces of furniture. Here's a before pic: