Everyone responded pretty positively about their own experiences so I started working on ours that night. (That was before Thanksgiving)
It took awhile for me to finish - life here is a bit more demanding these days - and I'm still not 100% where I want to be with it but it's complete enough to use and enjoy and we are loving it.
I ended up going with a small but tall wall (Dr Seuss anyone?) in our kitchen. Eventually I want to frame it out with some moulding, but for now it will have to do. And we really like it - I can write messages up there, and the bottom part of it is just the right height for a toddler to scrawl on.
(The in progress chalkboard wall...)
Painting a chalkboard wall is pretty simple. Here are a few tips:
- Use thin layers of paint, and let them dry COMPLETELY in between. My can said to let each layer dry for a minimum of 3 hours.
- Once complete, let the paint cure for 72 hours.
- Once that is done, take a stick of chalk and rub it all over the wall to condition it. Then erase. Your wall is now good to go!
- Use chalkboard pens. All the great look of chalk with the ease of a pen or marker and NO MESS.
Inspiration from Chevron and Flip Flops