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I’ve been busy over the last few months.  Not just with work and kids, but with the house.  While we aren’t in a position to renovate the kitchen and other big projects at the moment – finding the time for that is almost a joke at this point – the small things have been driving me crazy and with some paint, patience and a little elbow grease, I’ve been able to make some significant changes round these parts.

The first and maybe most fun was a project that I’ve been dreaming up for over a year.  Yes, since before we moved.  I had the supplies ready to do this to our old house but we moved instead.  And then I got lazy.

But it was so unbelievably easy that I can’t believe I waited so long!

So a few nights ago, I taped out a rectangle on one of our blank kitchen walls.  Used painters tale and measured to make sure the lines were straight.  And then I primed it.

Then I cracked open the can of chalkboard paint that has been kicking around forever.  With a good shake we were ready to go.

It says that you can paint a second coat within 4 hours, but I waited a full 24.  It definitely needed a second coat.

A few hours after that dried, I pulled the tape off and VOILA!

I actually did a little happy happy, joy joy dance when it was all done.  I love it.  We cannot wait to start getting into the chalk to get our doodle on.  Well, we can wait.  We have to wait 2 more days before we are supposed to draw on it.   So excited.

What do you think?  Would you turn an entire wall into a chalkboard?  Am I crazy or brilliant?


August 10, 2011 - 10:51 am

Alicia - Great idea.

My sister did it in her basement. They did an entire cityscape across one wall and the kids could draw in buildings etc…they used it for YEARS!

I think you’re going to love it!

August 10, 2011 - 8:25 pm

Kris - I love it! I can’t wait to see the masterpieces to come…

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