When Mom, Liv, and I went to IKEA, I almost bought a chalkboard/white board for the kids. I look at it every time I'm there, put it in the cart, then put it back. It is not expensive, maybe $12, but I am never sure if Ben will enjoy using it or if it will just be one more thing taking up space.
Well, fast-forward a week or so later, and Mom was out garage saling when she came across this:
For only $4, she figured it was worth a shot. It definitely needed some love, and I finally got around to giving it some.
I painted it with some leftover apple green paint, covered the beat up green chalk board with some chalk board paint I already had, and added storage for the chalk and markers using some S hooks and an IKEA basket that I bought years ago and never used.
When we got home from school, Ben spotted it right away and quickly got to work.
Then he drew his own "fish."
The fish is that green squiggle at the top, if you weren't sure.