As a kid one of my favorite things was playing teacher and writing on the chalkboard. I really loved it at school when I’d get to use the big chalkboard. I always had one of those tiny little chalkboards that fit on our lap. To this day I still love using chalkboards, not that I do it often. Some of you may remember in the past me talking about how my son’s bedroom was done using the chalkboard paint, so clearly I like chalkboards!
Naturally I was excited to be able to review the Chalkboard Vinyl from Instant Chalkboard. I got 8 sheets of the chalkboard vinyl. I like the sheets because it allowed me to do anything I wanted with it. Plus with multiple sheets I could use a few in one room and some in others. The toughest part for me was choosing where to use them. Browsing through their site I really liked some of the suggestions they showed for places to use them like a refrigerator, cabinet door, bedrooms, office and so much more. The great thing is they are easy to move if you mess up.
The selection on Instant Chalkboard was pretty neat too. The chalkboard vinyl comes in sheets, rolls and misc shapes. The rolls come up to 50 feet long so you can cover large surfaces like a wall or desk. My husband has been in the hospital this week and as I’m writing this sitting in the waiting room with my 2 small children, I can’t help but think how great this would’ve been in here. There is certainly room on the walls for it and it takes up no extra room so it would be a great thing for kids to do while they wait, all they have for the kids is a few books to read and coloring books. The chalkboard vinyl would be such an easy but fun things for the kids to do while they waited. Maybe I need to suggest this? In additon to the rolls and sheets they had some chalkboard vinyl in shapes too. My favorite is the Chalkboard Dinosaur Wall Decal Set, each decal is in the shape of a dinsoaur and it’s a chalkboard too! How fun. This would be great in any little boys bedroom or playroom.
The installation process is really simple too. Find a good place, peel and stick! It comes off easily if you need to reposition it also. Once you stick it on the wall you can use a credit card to smooth out any air bubbles and then you’re ready to play. I love simple things! I’ve included a “How To” video in case you don’t believe me about how easy it is.
Since I recieved multiple sheets, I decided to put one sheet on the bottom of the refridgerator. The kids have gotten a kick out of our “new” fridge. I put it up while they were not home so they thought it was a new fridge. It is really helping to keep them entertained while I’m busy in the kitchen. I have a gate closing the kitchen off so they only get in there when I let them, so it is kind of a treat for them to get to use it. Normally when I do dishes my daughter wants to help, although her idea of helping is just making more work for me to do, now she can color pictures while I’m busy cleaning. I also put a sheet on the top half for grocery lists and reminders.
Overall I was very pleased with my Instant Chalkboard. It was simple to apply and easy to trim to fit my spaces. With the sheets and rolls you can do anything with it the possibilities are endless. If you have a something that needs a little fix me up, or have a little corner that needs a litlte something extra give these a try.