Chalkboard paint is kid-friendly, but still looks chic. You could even use the chalkboard paint as a primer and top-coat it with a lighter, brighter color if black is a bit too daring. You can still erase (according to Martha Stewart, see below for link).
Designed right, an entryway can help you clear clutter (think coats, mail, and keys that have a tendency to walk away). Designed with a bit of creative DIY, an entryway can also help welcome guests with a great, big style hug.
As I started to think about and look around for entryway ideas, I found they run the gamut from palatial and strikingly beautiful to uber-kid-friendly but sacrificing adult style. Here, I stuck with simple, chic, and practical ideas that could work in any home. They use paint, photos, furniture, and even quirky hooks to clear the floor and create an inviting space that you're not embarrassed to come home to or show off. Maybe they'll inspire you to give yours an update, or if you've done something that worked, share and inspire others below. Now come on in...
- Country Living, February 2012
- Southern Living via MyHomeIdeas
- Holly Mathis Interiors
- Tiffany Ruda
- Martha Stewart Living
Plus, Martha's Chalkboard Paint Tip