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A work of art

From the Resene/Your Home and Garden Colour Home Awards Competition - Nov 2009 finalist

This blackboard painted kitchen cupboard has been turned into a work of art.

Blackboard paint

Otis Frizzell and Sarah Longworth can’t yet afford the kitchen of their dreams, but they have found a creative way to stamp their personality on their first home.

“We love to eat out and love that French rustic kitchen look. Big blackboards look great in restaurants and kitchens alike so we thought we’d take that little bit of inspiration and add it to our home,” says Sarah.

The Auckland couple used Resene Blackboard Paint and applied it liberally to the side of their pantry (which is an old wardrobe). “We love it and so do our guests. We’ve had many an addition to the chalkboard, especially during dinner parties,” says Sarah.

At the moment it’s adorned with the design of the couple’s wedding invitiation. “We don’t have kids (yet), but when we do, I’m sure they’ll love it too,” she says.

Otis Frizzell and Sarah Longworths kitchen
A blackboard in the kitchen is handy for shopping lists and restaurant phone numbers.

Black magic

Tip: Combine Resene Blackboard Paint with a basecoat of Resene Magnetic Magic for a magnetic blackboard. That way you can write on it in chalk or attach notes using magnetic strips or rare earth magnets without damaging the wall.

Tip: For lighter coloured walls use Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom, formulated with Resene MoulDefender.

Tip: If you want to add some colour to your kitchen then consider a feature wall, coloured splashback or bold accessories, such as tea towels.

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