Transform a playroom with chalkboard paint
Interior Stylist/Decorator Kasia Waloszczyk and Urban Suburban Mommy contributor shares her easy yet impactful D.I.Y. playroom makoever project:
I ended up painting out one of the walls black with chalkboard paint in my daughter’s playroom. The black wall adds drama to the space and gives her a vertical surface to be creative on.
While I was painting out the wall I decided to paint out her tabletop as well – it completely transformed it.
The once boring IKEA Chidlren’s Table (Sundvik) became the showpiece of the room. I sanded the top completely, and gave it a quick coat of latex primer. Once that dried I painted it out using the Rustoleum black chalkboard paint – it has held up wonderfully and is easy to keep clean.
I decided to add a trendy element to the table and also painted out the bottom portion of the legs using silver metallic paint. The dipped legs add a designer feel and completely transform the table. The IKEA Kritter chairs got a quick makeover as well – I added a blocked monogram decal in black. My daugher’s name, of course: Izabella May Waloszczyk – IMW.
The entire set looks fabulous, but more importantly, customized to her room. And this was just a quick, budget friendly makeover on items I already had.
Urban Suburban Mommy contributor, Kasia Waloszczyk, an accredited Interior Stylist/Decorator, also runs her own design company, Kasia Waloszczyk DESIGNS, a savvy and trendy décor service that caters to clients in the Greater Toronto Area. As a colour expert, Waloszczyk has held independent seminars on colour and pattern trends. She has also worked with design firms overseas, developing textile colours, designs, and patterns applicable for the North American market.
Gifted with a keen eye for colours and shades, Kasia Waloszczyk has been applying her colour and design techniques for more than 15 years in the industry. A design expert on CTV’s The Marilyn Denis Show, Waloszczyk’s work has always kept her ahead of design trends and has also given her an in-depth expertise on fabrics for creative custom window treatments and unique upholstery, for both residential and commercial spaces.