Do you remember why I wanted to become a teacher in the first place? It was all about writing on the chalkboard. One of life’s many ironies is that by the time I got into a classroom of my own, all the old chalkboards had been replaced with those soul-less marker boards. Anyway, I have known of the existence of chalkboard paint for a while, but I always assumed it was too good to be true. But while clicking around some decorating blogs one night, I saw several really inspired uses of chalkboard paint. And I thought, “I have got to get in on that!”
My first effort was a birthday gift for my sis-in-law Katy, which I thought turned out pretty well, considering it was my first time:
Buoyed by my success, I tried out a more ambitious project: the random window on my laundry room door. Previously, I had hung a makeshift curtain in the window. But this is way more fun:
Now I’ll be honest- I love the overall effect, but I’m a little disappointed by the finished product. The paint can said that it was okay to use on glass, but it does tend to chip if I write too hard or have a sharp edge on my chalk. So it’s taken quite a few coats to get a nice sturdy finish.
That’s all I’ve done so far, but I have some fun ideas for my next project. No surface is safe!