On a Sunday afternoon…
For a few weeks I have been wanting to paint the large wall in our kitchen in chalkboard paint. Thanks to pintrest and all these inspiration pics..
So on a Sunday a few weeks ago I had this conversation with the hubs while he was shootin hoops in the driveway…
Me-hey baby so I have this idea…
Me-well I was thinking it would be really cool to paint our big kitchen wall in black chalkboard paint. We could write verses and things we need to pray for on it, and Zi can color on the bottom half…
Hubs-are you serious, (which is what I expected because I am always changing things which is usually fine except for when painting is involved…)
Me-well yeah I just think it would look so cool and….
Hubs-I’m just kidding I think that’d be awesome and I love black I think it’s my new favorite color!
Hubs-yeah let’s do it.
Me-like right now?
Me-So I can go get stuff right now and we can do it today?
Hubs-yeah go get it.
Me-Ok! (happiest girl in the world!!)
So that’s how
we I decided to paint the kitchen wall one Sunday afternoon. It only took us two coats of chalkboard paint and a couple hours. I bought two quarts of chalkboard paint but we only needed one because I had a little bit left over from some projects but it was clumpy so we just used it for the trim.
It cost us $20 to do the whole wall, here is what we bought
2 quarts of black chalkboard paint (we only used one so we returned the extra)
Blue tape to tape off the trim
I saw the “I want to have adventures with you” on pintrest and LOVED it, we were going to incorporate it into the nursery at first but it went so perfectly on the chalkboard wall that we just did it there.
The frames I had from thrift shopping and the owl is a hot pad I got for .50 cents a while back also from the thrift store. I had debated spray painting him but I’m so glad I didn’t cause he goes so well with the brassy/gold frames!
I got the old yard stick at a yard sale a few weeks ago for .50 cents. We cut it and put it on the wall to measure Zion as he grows. But once he gets taller than the yard stick we’ll have to think of something else
So what do you think? do you like the black or did you like the blue better?
We LOVE it and can't wait for zi to be able to color all over it :)