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From habitat magazine - issue 39, chalk craft

Craft a chalkboard for any occasion, inside or out.

Create an outdoor chalkboard

Feel like creating an outdoor chalkboard? Resene FX Blackboard Paint can be used inside or out.

Wall painted in Resene Black White, chalkboard in Resene FX Blackboard Paint, trims in Resene Turbo, decking stained in Resene Woodsman Uluru, stool in Resene Summer Rose, plant pot in Resene Chelsea Cucumber, watering can in Resene Pale Leaf, chalk box in Resene Coral Tree and spade in Resene Half Rivergum.

Let your little one’s, or your, inner artist free every day with an easy to make chalkboard. Whether you need to organise your teenager’s busy schedule, create a changeable surface for younger ones to play on or need a handy place to write reminders, simply decide on the shape and purpose you need and then design your chalkboard to suit.

You can even work on readymade surfaces like cabinets or walls, inside or out. So, what is it? Resene FX Blackboard Paint and Resene FX Chalkboard Paint have a flat finish and come in black and many Resene colours. (Don’t think of it as solely the standard chalkboard black.) It has a washable finish, which means it’s perfect for kids who like to express their creativity on the walls at home.

It looks best on a smoother surface, so it’s always best to prep well first and use high-quality blackboard chalk and a blackboard duster or soft cloth to remove any chalked artistic expressions. A blank canvas awaits!

Imagine a wall that is more than just a boundary; it’s an open invitation to let your imagination run wild. Chalkboard paint makes any surface an empty slate; the possibilities are limitless, from doodles and messages to intricate drawings and inspirational quotes. It’s a perfect way to unleash your and your family’s creativity and add a personal touch to your home Chalkboard paint isn’t limited to walls alone. Its dynamic nature means you can upgrade various surfaces, from kitchen cabinets and pantry doors to tabletops and fridges.

Create a chalkboard calendar in your home office to stay organised or use it to create an ever-evolving mural. The versatility of chalkboard paint knows no bounds, and its customisable charm never ceases to surprise.

A fun and energised working space for teens

Create a fun and energised working space for teens. Lower wall and writing in Resene Wild Thing, upper wall and floor in Resene White, painted noticeboard in Resene Bright Spark and wall grid, filing cabinet, pot and folders painted in Resene FX Blackboard Paint.

An olive green interior

Olive greens warm this room.

Walls, cabinet, chairs and shelf painted in Resene Off The Grid, floorboards in Resene Colorwood Breathe Easy, table, bowl, herb container lids and lower wall tile effect in Resene Invincible with upper highlight and plant pot in Resene Contour, countertop in Resene White Noise and blackboard in Resene FX Blackboard Paint.

A nursery with a wall mural and chalkboard wall

With a mural full of friends and a handy chalkboard space, this bedroom is designed with playing in mind.

Right wall painted in Resene FX Blackboard Paint, mural in Resene Black, Resene Pohutukawa, Resene Paddock, Resene Quarter Coriander, Resene Butterfly Bush, Resene Twister, Resene Half Sea Fog, Resene Carpe Diem, Resene Broom, Resene Dell, Resene Limeade, Resene Rock N Roll, Resene Glamour Puss and Resene Woodstock, vertical rail in Resene Dell, cot, bench, stools, floor and vase in Resene Half Sea Fog, ball and table in Resene Moonbeam and ball in Resene Fairylight. Cushion, toys on bench and fox from Bob & Friends, rectangular cushion from Aesthetic Store, sippy cup from Haven. Mural by Hannah Tapner and chalk art by Leigh Stockton.


Resene White Noise

Resene Contour

Resene Breathe Easy

Resene Summer Rose

Resene Off The Grid

Projects: Amber Armitage, Leigh Stockton, Tracey Strange, Melle Van Sambeek
Images: Bryce Carleton, Melanie Jenkins, Belinda Merrie


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