Hi friends!! We are SO excited to reveal our homework station today! We’ve been working SO long on this project and have done EVERYTHING ourselves. We wanted a fresh, clean and modern space that complimented our home since this room is open just like the rest of our house. This space needed to flow with the design and style of our interior but I also wanted it to feel very fresh, young and fun. I wanted a space where my kids WANT to hang out and feel comfortable in.

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This room started off very white. I just had it painted the same color as the rest of my hallways is a creamy white (don’t know the exact name because our paint was actually a disaster and I had to go back and have the paint re tinted white TWICE! So, long story short… I have NO idea the cream color it started off as.) I painted it first a blue green color and decided it wasn’t quite right (I’m SO picky with my greens and blues.. and this color is both!) So, then I added some grey and a little cream to the paint and made it more of a creamy bluish with a hint of turquoise (I know, your thinking I’m SO crazy about now!) Well, after I painted it the second I decided I LOVED the color and the guy at Home Depot let me name my own color!! So fun!!! Next came the planks… I had to BEG the homedepot guy to cut 5 sheets of 1/2 inch plywood into 6 inch strips. I went on off hours and was really nice to him 🙂 Next, we sanded and painted the boards with our sprayer for a smooth finish. I loved the height that they were, so I kept them that height and didn’t have to cut them.. phew! After we installed the vertical shiplap, we added a picture ledge (because originally, I was going to put pics up on the ledge until I realized the wall was way too tall for that!) This room was a process you guys… It is so long and narrow and tall that it took me a couple tries to get everything to look good! So, after many attempts on the picture frames, I finally decided on 4 large (ok GIANT 24″x24″ frames which I found at Hobby Lobby) Then onto the lights… This also took me FOREVER and couple tries to get perfect. Finally I decided on two lights from world market. I fell in love with the simplicity and affordability of the drawers I found at Ikea. The black was PERFECT! Next up came the butcher block countertops from lumber liquidators. I LOVE them!!! They are thick, durable, beautiful and oh SO HEAVY!!! We had to get 2 pieces. Since this room is 16 ft long and the longest piece they had was only 12ft. So the hubs had to cut, put together and then we put SEVERAL coats of polyurethane on it! I found the CUTEST chairs at word market on clearance because they were discontinuing them. They were different colors and I knew I wanted to paint them anyways. So first I painted them all white then painted the seat black. I thought I would love them but they just didn’t pop like I wanted them to. So then I got the bright idea to paint them blue like the wall! Well, I painted them and they were so dull! So I REPAINTED them you guys… this is the FOURTH COAT!!!  Ahhhh…. I finally went super bold, and mixed my own paint color up. I took the original color and added a ton on dark blue and a little terquoise just to make them really pop… and it worked!! Halllefreakinlujia! I stocked up on supplies from Ikea, we put in the pictures I took, we added a couple curtain rods to hang art on, I found the perfect from rugsusa.. and we were set!!! Phew…

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Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Clean and modern kids homework station. Art room, clean and crisp. Blue. White shiplap. Black and white. Fun and funky room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you missed my LIVE Instastory or my Facebook LIVE tutorial on this… no worries!!! It’s here and ready to go for you with all the products and steps I used! Happy making!! Here the the steps to this FUN, EASY and creative project!

 

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Products Used:

Product 1. Rustoleum Magnetic latex paint in black (purchased at Lowes).

Product 2. Devine Chalkboard interior paint ( purchased at Target)

Product 3. White Duct tape (purchased at Hobby Lobby)

Product 4. Bistro chalk markers (purchased at Hobby Lobby)

 

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Steps:

Step 1:

Make sure the wall is primed and ready to go for paint.

Step 2:

2 coats of magnetic primer (I did black because that is what color I wanted my wall.. but you can tint this!!) Also, make SURE to stir this up REALLY good for best results!

Step 3.

After both coats are dry apply 1-2 coats of chalkboard paint

Step 4.

After everything is VERY dry (I’d give it 24hrs) you are ready to start measuring and marking with a pencil where you want your lines. (remember to measure the entire width and length of the wall and the minus the tape width (#of lines x tape width) This will give you how many inches you have to work with and then you can divide by 6 or 7 (I did 6 days because my wall was pretty narrow so I did Sat/Sun in one box)

Step 5.

After you have your lines all measured and ready to go… start putting down the tape! I used white duct tape because I just wanted a simple black and white wall but you can get creative with it!

Step 6.

After all your tape is up and ready to go, start putting in the days of the week. For this there are several options you can A. write them in B. Purchase magnets C. Do what I did and order the months and days of the year from 550online boutique found Here . I was able to customize the months of the year and the days of the week!

Step 7.

I tried several different markers on this and the best ones I have found are the Bistro chalk markers that I purchased from Hobby Lobby. They are easy to use, vibrant and write neatly. They do leak just a little bit when writing on the wall so I just put a little tissue right under it to soak it up. And whoala! You are done!! Hope you are able to get organized and stay on top of things with this great DIY magnetic chalkboard calendar wall!

 

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