Design Obsession | Inspiration Walls

4 Jan

I’m obsessed with Pinterest, and I have a home project in mind that’s like Pinterest… only much, much larger and more tangible. With lots of cute pins, of course. I love the crazy large scale and the idea of an inspiration room, as opposed to an inspiration board… Not that smaller boards aren’t awesome (more so when neatly organized, I think).But let’s not forget the awesomeness of a blackboard wall either. I wish they made navy chalkboard paint. Or other various colors. I should inquire into that. Wait, THEY DO!As far as Cork v.s. Blackboard, what do you think? I think navy blackboard paint would be awesome. At a mere $75/gallon why not do the whole house? Ha.


4 Responses to “Design Obsession | Inspiration Walls”

  1. emilyjeane January 4, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    I have an inspiration board I really need to start putting some inspiration ON! Also WANT a blackboard wall… may have to just suck it up and make a big board and call it a day. Don’t think the landlord would be happy with me painting a full wall 🙂

  2. Rich Mattingly January 4, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    We did a blackboard wall in our kitchen a few years ago for Murphy to draw on. It’s still going strong. Making the paint yourself is a better call since you end up having to do several coats to get a good, useable surface.

    • design sensibility January 4, 2012 at 10:41 am #

      That sounds awesome! How would one make blackboard paint…?

      • Monika March 2, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

        From Martha Stewart — DIY chalkboard paint

        Custom Colors How-To
        Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. For small areas, such as a door panel, mix 1 cup at a time.

        1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.

        2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.

        3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.

        4. To condition: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface. Wipe away residue with a barely damp sponge.

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