12/10/09

Chalk it up...

There's a project that I've been wanting to do for awhile and after a snow day (or two) this week, I finally had some free time on my hands to get it done.

1. I purchased Rust-oleum's Chalkboard Paint at Home Depot.

2. Got the wall next to our pantry ready for paint (took down shelf and covered trim with painter's tape)


3. Covered the wall with 2 thick coats of paint.
Viola-A new chalkboard wall in the kitchen! Please excuse J's doodling. He thought I was crazy for doing this but when I came home from work today, he had wrote all over it and seems to be a fan now:)

I still need to do some touch up but after 2 coats of paint, we have a great spot to write down the grocery list, reminders and fun little notes.

Our mail/key organizer is back up, so this wall is very multi-functional. No more scrounging around trying to find a Post-It to write down what we need at the store or what the weekend plans are.

*If you plan on using this paint, a few things to consider- You must wait a minimum of 4 hours between the 1st and 2nd coat. You may not write on the space for 3 days after you apply your 2nd coat. This paint can be tinted to a variety of colors suitable for playrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens etc. I kept the original black color, as it's perfect for our black and tan kitchen. Also, you can use the Rust-oleum's Magnetic Primer under the Chalkboard Paint. The primer is dark gray, so it would only work with black chalkboard paint.

Stay warm everyone-S

3 comments:

  1. what a great idea. i may just have to steal it

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  2. Great idea! This would be fun in a kids playroom as well. Always creative!!

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