How To: Creative Ceiling Treatment

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Every month we get a little DIY magazine from Lowes, which they also post online, and in the latest edition, a very fun idea that we thought would work nicely in a kid's room - a creative ceiling treatment, using chalkboard paint. Check out the how-to instructions, below.

Lowe's says this is a beginner project, and all you need is black chalkboard paint and a foam paint roller. The wall color in the photo is Matha Stewart Colors, in Pencil Eraser MS009, in case you want to duplicate the wall color as well.

Tape off twelve inches of the ceiling and nine inches of the wall, on either side of your crown molding. Paint between the lines. That's it! The project is on page 10 in the Lowes Creative Ideas mailing.

We think this would also work nicely in a room without molding, and it would be fun to write encouraging and/or seasonal messages to the kids. How big does your nursery have to be to fit the phrase "Get into Harvard Medical School so Mommy Can Retire Young" on the ceiling? Seriously though, would you try this project, or would you look at that black paint and wonder how many coats of primer it would take to cover it up when you decide to redecorate?