Here is a peak of what it looked like before.
I abolutely adore it! I already have places all over the house to write notes to family members so for this chalkboard I will list ideas for dinner and breakfasts. That way when the kids ask "what's for dinner?" I can tell them to pick something from the list. It will also inspire me when I am wondering what to cook. I often make a list like this when I get home from the grocery store. That way I do not forget what I just bought. Now I have a cool place to record it.
My ten year old daughter never thinks we have anything for breakfast. Every morning I have to tell her all the things she can pick from. Now I will be able to direct her to the pantry!
So here are a few tips that will save you!
- overly mask with tape and overly cover the floor. Do not underestimate overspray!
- if possible, remove the door first to avoid drips. I, of course, am too lazy to do this so I had to deal with drips by blotting them out and spraying with another coat. Fine for me.
- if possible, buy chalkboard paint that is not spray. It will alleviate tip 1 & 2.
- keep "Magic Erasers" close by. It perfectly took away all of my overspray and any boo-boos I made. I ♥♥♥♥ these things!
I think the finishing touch will be a monogram "B" at the top of the chalkboard.