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One great thing about chalkboard paint is that whatever you write or draw on it can change the mood of the room. This tall antique cabinet was a Craigs List find last winter-- it used to hold boots, hats and mittens, but on its move into the bedroom this weekend we wanted to make it a bit more personal. Click after the jump for more information on how easy it was to add a memory to it.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

Our 7- year son Sam wrote an amazing poem last year that his teachers were blown away by. We were so proud too. He makes us proud every day, but I wanted to write his poem on our *new* towel cabinet so that he'd see how much it meant to us as well.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

All we did was paint the cabinet with chalkboard paint and write the poem with chalk. Spraying it with a clear topcoat would seal it and make it smudgeproof, but in our case we're pretty sure we'll replace it with a new masterpiece pretty soon. It would be a fun idea to write a recipe on a cabinet in a kitchen, a poem from a wedding on a bureau or a passage from your favorite book all over your bookcase.

-Jeanine

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