Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fun with Chalkboard paint

I have been wanting to fill this "dead space" that is sort of like an entryway to the laundry room for a while now. When Allison was little, we hung her manner chart there. I liked the fact that something useful hung there, and wanted to replace it with something useful. It finally occured to me to paint a chalkboard where we can write Allison's Bible memory verse each week after Sunday School.

For a few weeks I contemplated what color the chalkboard should be. I wanted to incorporate a robin's egg blue into our kitchen, but thought a blackboard would look better. Hmmm... I was all set with painter's tape and a level, when I had an idea... I decided to incorporate both colors, as well as our "dog room" that it was leading into!

I had wanted to make my own chalkboard paint since
Martha's recipe was very simple, but I could only find a large pack of unsanded grout that made it more expensive than simply buying it from Home Depot. So, that's what I did! And, after 2 hours, it was done!


nortonie said...

Oh my word! My hubby can attest to just how much I squealed with joy over your doggie protrait and paw prints! this is the cutest thing I think I have ever seen with chalkboard paint :) SO wish I had a mudroom for a pup portrait. I also love that it is has a practical use as well.

Could I feature it sometime this week or next? I would mention your name, your blog name, a link back to this post and a photos or two of the project. Interested? If so, comment or email me ( tooblessedtostress{@}live{.}com )

Thanks so much for linking up to the giveaway - I hope you'll participate some of the other days of the week as well :)

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

too Blessed to Stress said...

Whoops! the above comment is from me - my hubby had logged in to his googlge account and I didn't realize it :)

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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