A friend of mine had the idea to take some of her old artwork, and make it into a chalkboard! Well when she couldn’t find a place for it, she generously offered it to me. Score! I decided to spray paint the frame white (since it would match my decor better), so here it is all taped up…
Then I took it out to the garage and started spraying (long strides back and forth). I’d go around the frame with this motion about 4-5 times, then let it dry and repeat until it was covered.
I then painted over her chalkboard will roll-on chalkboard paint. She used the spray paint and said it was hard to erase and the spray paint was a bit thin. Here is what it looked like after, I haven’t written on it yet because it says to wait 3 days, but love the way it came out! I’d planned on making my own chalkboard frame, but so glad I got to repurpose this instead! Way less work. Thanks Jamie. 😉
Picking a paint color was much more difficult than we anticipated. We knew we wanted to breakaway from the traditional tans, but we were having a difficult time embracing other color options. Or at least I was (Travis loved any color that wasn’t tan). But after much debate we finally agreed to go for a color between beige and gray, what some call greige. So after 4 trips to Home Depot and 15 color samples we decided on…(drumroll)… Wheat Bread by Bher. Here’s a sample of the color that I got from their handy dandy website.
And since we only have partialy painted walls at the moment, I did some googling for fully painted rooms and found this pretty pic here!
Our next big decision will be figuring out what color to paint the kitchen. We are trying to decide between a dark greige or a pop of color! I guess actually having cabinets might help us decide, huh? From what I hear they are being installed this week, but I feel like I’ve been saying that for 3 weeks now! Oh well, if there is one thing I’ve learned this past month it’s that you will NEVER finish things on time. 😉