Blackboard paint is a fantastic way to update any room in the house, and can even be used on pot plants to help tell seedlings apart.
Blackboards don't have to be limited to the classroom - new technology means the paint is available in hardware stores ready to be added to any area of your home you wish. If you're looking for fresh interior decorating ideas to spruce up your property, blackboard paint could be just the thing you're after.
Check out some of the best ways to incorporate it in your home.
Parents whose children simply can't resist scribbling on the walls may want to consider dedicating an area in the home to this practice - it means you can skip the turmoil of trying to remove crayon marks from wallpaper!
Paint a wall in their playroom with blackboard paint and let them go wild with coloured chalk, or add a bit of metropolitan design to your kitchen by adding your own menu board, where you can keep track of recipes, shopping lists and outline what your family is having for dinner.
For a unique way to dress up your front door, consider adding a touch of blackboard paint. Whether it's a small message board on the outside of the door to leave cheery greetings and messages for passers by or a more dramatic covering on the interior of the door, this can be a great way to express your feelings and creative flair. Invite guests to leave messages on your door as they leave, or simply doodle on it as the mood strikes.
If you're growing herbs, flowers or vegetables in pots, keep track of the varieties by writing on the blackboard painted pots with chalk. Not only will this look striking, it can help you track which seedlings are which, making it easier to grab that rosemary or thyme when you're making dinner in a rush.