Monday, November 25, 2013

Nails on a chalkboard

The previous owners of our home decided that the living room needed some permanent and strange wall art in the form of this bright yellow square with a super glued frame around it. I thought the tree and flowers were glued up with some sort of wallpaper adhesive, so I've been avoiding trying to deal with changing it. We decided to put some bats on it for Halloween, and as I was pulling them off, the flowers came off with the tape. They're STICKERS. 
The whole thing peeled off in about three minutes. 
I've been living with this weird thing for almost a year. It's not HORRIBLE, but it's really not my favorite.

As soon as I realized the time had come to stop living with this thing, we went to the hardware store and bought chalkboard paint and supplies. I was super gung-ho as I always am when it comes to a project, so I was all ready to throw that paint up and get it done. 

Turns out you have to wait 24 hours between every. single. coat. And you're supposed to do 3-5 coats.
The spot I was covering only took about ten minutes to paint, and then I'd have to wait until the next day. Finally it's all done! We primed it with chalk per many blog instructions, and today I finally had time to try some chalkboard art. I've been obsessing over it on pinterest forever and was so excited to finally have a wall to try it on.
I need some more practice for sure, but I found this so strangely relaxing and enjoyable. I can't wait to change it for every season! 

That yellow thing is in the background of about a thousand of our pictures. 
{That's Mason and Nana enjoying "this is the way the farmer rides" back in March.}
I love this quote from President Monson, and it seemed perfect for Thanksgiving week!

Don't mind the off centeredness and slantedness. I might use a ruler next time, buuuut I'm kind of lazy for that.


Adrianna Gale said...

I love it! It doesn't look off centered. You are so creative!

Anna said...

This is so cute! What a great idea to use chalkboard paint in that permanent, unasked for square. Hopefully worth the ridiculous waiting time?

Great job! (and your chalk handwriting is majorly impressive. it is hard to do!)

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