Home » Home Improvement

Home Improvements With Chalk Boards

Jun 18, 2008
Home improvement stores seem to stock everything under the sun. This is true when it comes to chalk boards as well. You can typically find a selection of different size boards to choose from at almost any home improvement store. You'll need to decide whether you prefer a green or black board and also the size that would fit best in the space you have. You certainly aren't going to want to bring home a standard classroom size chalk board as most homes simply have no place to hang something this large.

If you are going to place it in the child's room for now, choose one that is smaller. Kids won't mind having less room to write, they'll just be thrilled by the prospect of teaching other kids and even their dolls their pretend lesson plans. A chalk board should be hung on studs to ensure it's placed securely on the wall. You may choose to hang it at whatever height best suits your child, which makes it much easier for them to write on it.

In some areas you may be able to find a can of paint that actually works to transform your existing painted wall into a chalk board. This is ideal for families that don't want the added worry of the heavy board falling off the wall, or they simply aren't comfortable making holes for the board. Instead a spot on the wall is taped off, and the paint applied. It dries in either a green or black color and creates a very smooth writing surface. It's a great idea to mount moulding around the board to reflect the way traditional chalk boards look. Also a small shelf to hold the chalk and the eraser brush is essential so the child doesn't misplace them.

Once it's all setup your junior teacher will be ready to call the class to order. He or she will spend many hours writing on the board and you can even get involved by helping them learn to write the alphabet or do simple math equations. Chalk boards are learning tools and however the child utilizes it, whether they are the teacher or the student, they are sure to enjoy it.

Kids love playing dress-up. It helps stimulate their imagination and it can be incredibly educational as well. Whether they are pretending to be a nurse, a fireman or a teacher, emulating someone they look up to teaches children a great deal about respect. If your child is fond of pretending to be the teacher to his or her friends, why not purchase a chalk board for the home? They'll love the idea of being able to give their lessons on it, and you'll find a lot of good use for it once they outgrow it as well.

How to Find Chalk Board

Locate chalk board vendors by calling around local hardware stores in advance to visiting, to save on time and gas. You can also search online by typing in keywords like "chalkboard vendors + your area (city, state)" in a top search engine like Google or Yahoo.
About the Author
Visit, subscribe to and bookmark: http://myhomeimprovementtips.com for your home improvement projects and Abzorb Mats! And keep up with the latest home improvement tips for your home and family.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 163
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources