Decor Idea: Chalkboard Paint

My house used to be a four-family home before walls were knocked down, doors were removed and extra bathrooms were built. So now, the entire house has 14 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4 kitchens and 4 common rooms.

That’s a lot of space to decorate.

While the two common rooms on the bottom floor have been furnished and decorated (since we use them on a daily basis), the two on my floor are empty save a single couch and table in each. Bor-ing.

In an effort to spice up the common room on my side of the floor (without spending a ton of money), I recently purchased a small bottle of Americana Chalkboard Paint from A.C. Moore. This paint instantly turns any paintable surface into a chalkboard. And the best part? It can be painted over when our lease is up at the end of our senior year.

Since we have one large empty wall in the room, I painted a giant speech bubble that could be filled in with anything: funny quotes from our friends, to-do lists, or doodles can be drawn onto our wall and erased with ease, all for under $3.

Although I’m the only one who spends a significant amount of time in the room (it’s the perfect space to spread out in while I’m completing my art assignments), it’s nice to look in and see the space coming together.

What do you think? How do you decorate your dorm room or house at school to make it feel homey on a budget? Let us know in a comment!

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