i said screw it. i wanted a large chalkboard wall from the get go, and against my husband's wishes, i painted a large chalkboard wall.
we just got back from CA, and our neighbors came over for a quick visit. after watching four kids try to draw on my existing chalk wall, i decided it was time.
without thinking of any repercussions, i started painting. fortunately, it's just paint. something i am not scared of.
so here is the wall before i slathered yummy black paint on it.
okay, i know what some of you are thinking. holy freaking nut balls that is dark/clashes/insert thought here.
baby steps, okay?
i know my living room does not match this, but it's all a process and progress. wait until i show you the ultimate clash fest photo. don't worry. it's coming up soon.
*the chalk bag was made by me using film in the fridge's tutorial // high chair thrifted*
"conditioning" the wall.
and if this chalkboard wall doesn't work out, i just paint it to match my living room wall color, which will soon be white.
i am not rushing into painting my chevron wall just yet. i will definitely paint my living room walls first, but i need some time to live with my chalkboard wall. i painted those chevrons when i was 41 weeks pregnant, and i just love that wall so much! but one of them will definitely go in the end. either the chevrons or the chalkboard wall.
so there's something you should know about me. i don't really plan too much when it comes to decorating. i just go and do it. if it fails, oh well. i have to start over. i'm the type of person that if i have an idea i will do it almost immediately without thinking much about the pros or cons. it's an awful characteristic of mine. trust me. but sometimes it can be a blessing because if i were the type who had to methodically think out everything and create a mood board, i may not take as many risks. and then there are those times where i can't force a single design idea out of my brain. and i wait. and wait.
what's interesting about decorating, in my opinion, is it's an opportunity to discover yourself a little more in a way that's not conventional.
so . . . are you fan of chalkboard paint? it's freaking amazing, and i think it should be in every parent's home. just don't go painting a wall that touches carpet, m'kay?
here's why i love chalkboard paint.
1. it's a great black color.
2. it has a nice finish on it. somewhere between matte and eggshell?
3. you can lighten it up by wiping white chalk on it, or you can leave it dark by cleaning it with a wet cloth.
4. you can draw on it.
5. kids love chalk, and they love to draw on walls.
6. it makes a great killer back drop for future photos.
this is why carpet is a no go. apparently, i have issues wiping a floor properly. :/
sometimes, you just have to say screw it, and take a design risk. paint is probably the easiest thing a DIYer can fix.
have a good weekend y'all!!