After years and years of watching everyone and their mother slather chalkboard paint on every available surface and never having the gumption to do it myself, I finally came across this. Michael's amazingly creative use of a chalkboard wall convinced me that this is what I needed to do. Go big or go home. Wait, I'm already home. Go big AND go home then. So we did. I picked this wall in our breakfast room.
Over the course of two weeks, John removed the shelves that were hanging there, patched and sanded the holes then carefully applied 3 coats of the paint. Dude, I've never been so impatient in my life. Well maybe except for when I was waiting to birth a baby but right after that comes this. In my head, this whole process took forEVER. But alas, the night came when I could finally write. And if you follow me on twitter or facebook (like I'd love you to do :) then you'll know that I got chalker's block. I had this huge blank canvas, what would I create?
So I made this...
It's nowhere in particular. And I'm no draw-er. But I like it. And my childhood dreams of having my very own giant chalkboard came alive. I had so much fun doodling. And I can change it whenever I want. And I will. And I'll share. Dude, the possibilities are endless. I'll even let you guys write on it when you visit. You'd like that, wouldn't ya?