I've daydreamed about having a huge chalkboard somewhere in my house for the past two years. Everytime I go into Homegoods, Michaels, (really any homeware store) I'm always on the prowl for a board that is a good size at a good price.
I never had such luck.
In fact, forget about the price, I never even found a chalkboard that was big enough. I didn't want some little board that I'd be squeezing my "To Do" lists on, but rather a gigantic board that allowed me to jot down some notes and still allow my children to draw on.
After stalking Pinterest and looking at a bizillion pictures of DIY painted-on chalkbards, I finally decided it was time to pick a paintbrush and paint me a chalkboard, damnit!
Well, actually, I decided it was time for my husband to pick up the paintbrush...)
I chose a long narrow wall in my front living room, right off of the kitchen. This wall has always been hard to decorate because with all the traffic going in and out of the kitchen, it's hard to put a table or any peice of furniture there. But, when I just hung a little shelf and decorated it with picture frames, the wall looked un-finished.
This wall made me loose sleep.
And this is what it looks like now
Here it is in the making
And this is what is looked like after the first hour we were allowed to write on it LOL
Again, here it is before
I love my new chalkboard. What recent home project has left you feeling smitten?