Monday, August 1, 2011

A Clean Slate

After a few years of thoughtful deliberation (read: procrastination, inability to get our act together to actually do it), we made a blackboard for the girls on a little wall that divides our dining room from our kitchen. A neighbor gave us the inspiration: she did this years ago for her two, now three little kids, and it's always fun to see what the kids have drawn up on the wall.

In the end, it was one of the easier household projects we've completed, and most cost effective. I think the can of paint cost only a little over 10 bucks, and two coats did the trick for making a bone fide blackboard from our formerly plain wall (covered in peanut butter finger prints!).

Of course I have dreams of using this space for writing out the week's menus, or writing a to-do list, or maybe even writing a love note to Ben.

But for now it has been very joyfully taken over by the girls, and we just as joyfully get to see their imaginings boldly on the wall.


Anonymous said...

Oh yeah! Right now we have clouds raining hearts on our chalkboard. Enjoy!

xo Annie

Kiamae1975 said...

Goodness that looks really great! I'll have to look in to getting that done somewhere in our kitchen. So cool! You did a great job. I also read the post about the popsicles. I heard that there are talks to getting a Trader Joes here in Oklahoma City. Don't have a date yet but it might be coming. When it comes I am tempted to get some of that juice. Never heard of that before.

Lalitha Shetty said...

That's an adorable idea!! Where did you get the paint, if you don't mind me asking? My girls are a little old for this, but I have friends that would love to know.

Adele said...

Good luck on the TJ's in Oklahoma city! We love it. And Lalitha, we picked ours up at Home Depot. It's just called "chalkboard paint," and comes in both a can or a spray bottle.

Lalitha Shetty said...

Thanks so much!!