One Friday, I spent way too much time scouring pinterest to add pictures to my Kitchens I Lurve board. I know. My life sounds exciting, doesn’t it. I kept seeing awesome chalkboard walls in kitchens and thought it was a stellar idea. So on a whim I just decided to go to Home Depot and pick up a quart of chalkboard paint.
I sacrificed my most favorite part of my kitchen (the corner) for this project. I still have mixed feeling, because looking at that corner made me happy, but i figure I can just repaint it if I ever find my pretty spontaneous decision does not suit me anymore.
Goodbye, corner I love…
Goodbye, nice, normal kitchen wall…
Welcome, chalkboard painted wall! You will give us much entertainment.
Doing this was easy as pie. Basically, you take the paint. You paint the paint. On the wall. Mind blowing. I did two coats. Jiggawhat. Then I let dry.
Then, you take chalk on its side and drag it across the entire surface of the chalkboard. Make a long-armed man do this for you if you have one at your disposal. Burrito-wrapping him in a blanket is optional. My house is cold, yo! We like to save money on billz!
This is how we roll. I made that quilt in high school. Again. My life is awesome.
Then, erase what you just did. No, really. Erase it. With a wet rag. It comes right off. It looks as though you never wrote on it. But that is what the instructions said, so that is what got done. Apparently it leaves a residue on there that makes the chalk stick better? I wouldn’t know, I’m not a scientist.
You can do lots of things. Like draw woodloand creatures. That have important things to say. And nature to perch on.
Or you can write celebratory sayings on the wall. And draw hearts like a teenager. I love the hearts.
Or you can just leave it blank and have a black wall. Because you’re edgy.
Or, get REALLY CRAZY and paint the inside of your pantry cabinet. You know, for lists and stuff. Or inappropriate pictures. Just for surprises. The choice is yours.
Fun times with this chalkboard wall to come.