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Chalkboard Door: How to paint a baby safe chalkboard door (inside your house)

I've been wanting a chalkboard door in my sewing room since I first started thinking about what I was going to do, so when I was contacted by Lullaby paints to see if I was interested in a review* of their chalkboard paint a few weeks ago, it seemed like it was meant to be because I had just started looking for a way to add a chalkboard surface in my office.

chalk door


Backstory: A few months before that I had painted one of my sewing room's doors with magnetic paint. And it turned out to be a complete disaster!

Ok, maybe not a disaster, but definitely not strong enough to be used as a magnetic board to hold magnets for an inspiration wall/door (my original plan).

So for months, I avoided the inevitable, I needed to sand that door and figure something different. Well, that is not a problem anymore: here is my chalkboard door!


craft room view

chalk lettering example

chalk details


One of the things I loved the most about the paint is that all of their paints are baby-safe, something I wish I had researched before painting Conner's nursery.

My original plan was to have a chalkboard wall there, but changed my mind later, maybe for baby number 2 =]


full view of my chalk door

chalk paint


The Lullaby chalkboard paint kit comes with everything you'll need to tackle your project: a roller, tray, chalk, edging tape and a little instruction manual.

In my case, the door was completely removed since I had to sand the door due to my previous bad experience with magnetic paint.

Ken helped me with the hard part and I took it to my deck and sand away, I gave the first coat outside and then the next day (you have to wait at least 6 hours for the next coat) for the second coat.


process chalk paint

I loved the way it looks, the green was perfect for the sewing room of my studio, and to showcase the chalk I decided to add one of my latest favorite quotes from Winnie the Pooh:

“You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think”
– Christopher Robin

chalk door in craft room


I sketched the quote on paper first while my new intern played around in the office. I am going to make this a print too, so stay tuned, I will list on my shop once it's done.


mural inspiration


I loved the paint and the fact I didn't need to buy any other tools or supplies to paint the door was awesome, it covered very well and I got a little bit leftover that I plan on using it on a panel of my studio's front door so that once Conner is older enough he can play there instead of MY door ;)


chalk door



Conner loved to watch me play with the door and kept asking for me to give him the chalk, but he'll have to wait a little longer for me to feel comfortable giving him chalk (and knowing he will not eat it)!



chalk door craft room

chalk door


So excited to cross one more thing on my office to-do list, we are getting closer to full the reveal!! YAY =] for now here you all got another “wall” sneak peek.

chalk mural

I hope you all have a lovely day!



* I was given a chalkboard paint kit to review for this post, all opinions are my own. I only review products I love and that I know you, my readers will love too. Please read my disclosure page for further information, Thank you!

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Thursday 19th of December 2013

I've wanted to paint Bible verse signs for around the house for a while now but finally realized its a bit ambitious for me with the tools/skills I have. I picked up a few little, cheap chalkboards at Walmart for under a $1 because all your posts have inspired me...and then I can change out the verses and sayings as I need. My 18 month old daughter saw me using the chalkboard and really wanted to try it (she's just getting into coloring--with a lot of supervision). She loved using the chalk and barely damp sponge to remove it. Maybe Conner will be ready soon too :D


Sunday 26th of January 2014

So happy this inspired you Jen! Actually he really loves chalk, I only let him play with my supervision and he has a blast!! hopefully he'll continue loving doodling once he's older! =]


Monday 9th of September 2013

What a neat idea!! I love the color too!!


Tuesday 9th of July 2013

We're can we buy this chalkboard paint?


Wednesday 10th of July 2013

Hi Josette, you can get it on their website, i linked to the page on the post:

They have a wide selection of colors ;)


Wednesday 5th of June 2013

OMG! This is gorgeous! I am so buying a print to display on my baby's nursery! You are one talented lady!


Wednesday 10th of July 2013

Thank you so much Jody!


Wednesday 5th of June 2013

This is incredible! Love it!