God has been very kind, we recently moved apartments and I’m in the process of making a home out of this house.
I was planning to design a print for my kitchen door saying “I’m no Martha Stewart baby!”
Ironcially I HAD been spending a lot of time around her website browsing for decor ideas and one about a chalkboard wall in the home office really called out to me..
I went all enthusiastic thinking it will be WAAYYYY cooler to make it a magnetic chalkboard wall! I spent a lot of moolah on this fancy pants magnetic primer spray that I coated the wall with..
except, we ran out of the paint before we could be done coating the wall, I read the label much later to realise it was good for about a quarter of the surface area that I was trying to coat it on!!
the husband refused to go all the way to the shop to buy some (4?) more of the paint cans.. the painter guy was due in a few hours to do the rest of the job anyway I figured what the heck, it will be just a simple chalkboard wall for us
what started with my visions of this..
ended up nothing more than THIS
there is chalk dust ALL OVER the office.. ALL THE TIME.. my computer workstation is right next to this mess and I dont know if its such a good idea for my computers OR my lungs and airways.. getting this monstrosity cleaned is a pain and the kids are all covered with chalk dust in a few minutes of fun at the chalkboard wall and THEN they proceed to mark the rest of the white walls with their grubby little hands!
surely gorgeous looking kid’s rooms, organized bookshelves and fresh-out-of-the-shower clean children belong to “other people” and I’m not one of those!
ugh! what did I get myself into!
If I had to do this again..
I’d paint a couple more walls with chalkboard paint just because those squiggly “mama I love you” messages left there to surprise me make up for it all
i love you too baby <3