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I enjoy simple things: solitude, cheap sheet cake, and sunlight. I also believe that white is, in fact, a color. Bring me fresh flowers and we can be friends.

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March 30, 2011

Chalkboard Paint Dreams

I always knew that once I had my own apartment, I would definitely have a chalkboard wall SOMEWHERE.  I considered just about every wall in my apartment, from behind my bed, to my doors, to the bathroom. 










One day the perfect idea dawned upon me - the kitchen.  My kitchen is small and narrow and there is no windows or natural light.  I thought a black wall would add depth and draw your eyes into the kitchen.  Although my parents didn't believe me that it would look great, I convinced my mom to spend the day with me and help get the job done.

{before}

{mom helping paint}

With the paint job half way done, I could already tell the impact the chalkboard wall would have.  It added a point of interest in the kitchen and brought color into washed out room.

{finished}

I love it!  I like that I can write grocery lists, reminders, and to do lists (i love lists) on the wall and not misplace them.  I love that my friends can come over and leave me notes (or draw me incredible pictures), and i love that it ties the kitchen together.  The chalkboard paint went on really easily, although it did take two coats to get it even.  The chalk doesnt erase as easily as i thought (as you can see in the picture) but a damp washcloth clears it right off and brings it back to the dark grey color.  I had some sample paint that I used to paint the other walls in the kitchen, but after sitting on it for a while, I've decided the color is too pink and dusty, and I'll have to think of something else.

I was even able to change the minds of both my parents - they are now chalkboard paint fans as well!