Summertime Projects: Chalkboard Wall

Monday, July 29, 2013

I've always had fascination with chalkboard accents and have wanted a chalkboard wall for theeee longest. So after contemplating for the longest about making chalkboard frames or little accents for my room, I finally decided to chalkboard paint my closet wall!!!

So what did I learn? 

A) DO NOT use chalkboard paint on your wall. It is not guaranteed to come off of chalkboard painted surfaces... and that's what happened with me. After scrubbing and scrubbing and only removing the little heart shown above, I've decided that this is the most important quote in the Bible, so it's more than good enough to have a permanent residency on my wall. I could repaint it and use chalk next time instead, but I'm happy with it.

B) Make sure you really shake up and stir your chalkboard paint. A smooth coat goes a long way. The bumps you may see while painting on the wall don't dissolve. Therefore, there are a few rough spots on the wall which could've been prevented, but they don't really take away from the overall wall.

C) Prime prime prime! Use that chalk and prime the entire surface by scraping it completely over the entire surface a few times and wiping away and then repeating. Do NOT use chalkboard paint to prime... if you're wondering why, please refer back to A! I bought my chalkboard paint from Home Depot, but there are many people who have actually made their own chalkboard paint with a white paint and grout, such as here on Darling, which also has more instructions on painting your very own chalkboard wall!

life moves so quickly

and it can be indefinitely harder and harder to keep up with blogging on a regular basis... but hopefully after this weekend, all of this will change! I'm so excited to announce that I will be attending the Texas Style Council Conference with my soul sister, Esther Oh, this weekend!!!

I am so excited for everything I am going to learn and all of the wonderful people I'm going to meet. I've racked my brain for outfit ideas each day, googled yummy places to grab a bite to eat in Austin, and gone over the schedule multiple times trying to decide which speakers to attend out of the many exciting and informational sessions! I can't wait to come back and share so much with you all, in addition to some new ideas I have for this blog this summer and the remainder of this year. My heart is set on fire for passionate people and I feel like there's going to be a lot more of them in my life in the next coming weeks and months. I feel so fortunate that Esther told me about this conference and already know what a blessing it's going to be. I'm also excited to get to volunteer a bit and meet even more of the amazing ladies that helped make it all possible! I really cannot wait!