Painting a Chalkboard Wall

July 29, 2014 by 2 Comments

I’ve started the stripes, thanks so much for helping me pick a fun striped pattern for the hallway, it was hard to decide because I loved all five styles!!!  Little B has been begging me to add a Chalkboard Wall to her room.  She already has a cute chalkboard in her room so I hesitated getting another.   As I started to look at her bathroom I found a wall that was not huge, and was tucked out of the way.  And so I started taping with Duck Tape — love that stuff.

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I love that a few minutes of prep work saves so much time (unsponsored).  The pic below was taken after one coat of paint.  I ended up adding  three coats

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If this had been in the kitchen rather than behind a bathroom door, I probably would have sanded down some of the texture, but for Little B’s room all the dust that would have created (when we already have a MESS of a kitchen) I went with what we had in here.

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The Frog Tape pulled away from the wall seamlessly (unlike the yellow masking tape the kitchen crew used to attach the sheets of plastic to the ceiling – my kitchen has way too many unfinished projects already!

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After 24 hours of dry time (I couldn’t wait the recommended three days) I used the side of my chalk to rub chalk over the entire surface, allowed it to stay on for a few moments, and then erased it.  And then my wall was ready!!!  Chalkboard paint can be used on glass, cabinets, mirrors, clay pots, wood, and other accessories throughout your home!

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 Oh the possibilities!!!

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My Chalkboard Pen dried up so I need to order another and then I plan on doing something similar to this super cute chalkboard art up high and leave lots of doodle room for Little B below!


You Are My Sunshine Chalkboard Art


 More GREAT Chalkboard Paint Ideas

Kitchen – Our Big Mess

July 28, 2014 by 11 Comments

On Thursday, I typed up my weekly house tour and set it to go live the next morning — then rushed to care for a BIG Mess!  A little back history, the last few months have been heartbreaking and tough for me, so Stud wanted this week (with …continue reading

Everyday is a Special Occasion — Link Party

July 27, 2014 by 14 Comments

Welcome to Share Your Creativity Link Party • No. 122.  This week, my sister and her three Littles headed back to Kentucky and my three Little B’s enjoyed the highlight of each summer — Gigi and Pa Camp in Lubbock!  I’m thankful for God’s perfect …continue reading

Prairie Style Home Tour

July 25, 2014 by 4 Comments

Happy Friday!!!  It’s time for another Dreamy Dwelling Home Tour.  This Prairie Style home with a low pitched roofs, overhanging eaves, a central chimney, and open floor plan is fabulous — a total breakaway from last week’s 1920s style home.   Let’s check it out – This …continue reading

Styling Striped Walls – You Pick!

July 24, 2014 by 30 Comments

This week my kids are at grandparent camp and I’m taking advantage of every moment!  In my world, living to the fullest means frequent calls and texts to my sweet mother-in-law, even as she’s busy with my three littles.  Earlier today I sent this text …continue reading

Best Carpet Cleaner

July 23, 2014 by 2 Comments

Another day with my sweeties at Gigi and Pa Camp!  After having 9 out of the 12 of these sweet cousins in and out of my house several times a day, nearly every day over the last 5+ weeks, I knew exactly what I wanted to do today.  Spot …continue reading

Staying Cool with Cookies ‘n’ Creme

July 22, 2014 by 1 Comment

Each year the highlight of our kids’ summer is a week in West Texas at Gigi and Pa Camp! They left on Saturday afternoon and I hate to admit it, but after a super busy start to the summer, I’m soaking in all the quiet! …continue reading

Recovering My Piano Bench

July 21, 2014 by 6 Comments

I covered my piano bench with white fabric years ago and it’s been collecting little fingerprints ever since!  The other day I finally decided it was time for Recovering My Piano Bench!  Little B and I found five fun options for fabric for my piano bench …continue reading

Finding Peace – Share Your Creativity

July 19, 2014 by 11 Comments

Welcome to Share Your Creativity Party • No. 121. Sometimes our minds get cluttered by what’s completely out of our control.  It’s good to remember that everything is ‘under control of One who possesses perfect wisdom, perfect justice, and perfect love.’  In Elizabeth Elliot’s book, …continue reading

Design Chic House Tour

July 18, 2014 by 3 Comments

Happy Friday!!!  It’s time for another Dreamy Dwelling Home Tour.  I am loving this Design Chic House and can’t wait to look around with you — so much inspiration!!! Gorgeous dark hardwood floors and beautiful high-end stainless steel appliances.  This kitchen has me totally craving some …continue reading

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