I know everyone has probably seen all the chalkboard wall trends all over the internet and pinterest and all the cool kids houses. I know some people think they are tacky and dirty looking and weird….but I love them.
I loved the chalkboard wall even more when Martha told me her super top secret recipe for chalkboard paint. (Okay, maybe I read it on her blog….maybe I read her blog a lot. Maybe I want to be her a little bit. Just maybe!) So you can basically make ANY COLOR YOU WANT into CHALKBOARD PAINT. Whaaaaat???
So I knew I had to have at least one chalkboard wall. The original plan was to have a mini home office area in our giant walk in pantry and paint the wall in chalkboard paint. Then I got to thinking….wouldn’t it be super cool to have a big impact wall with it that you see when you first walk in? Somewhere to put Bible verses and quotes and greetings and love notes (so everyone can see how in lurve we are)!
Then I debated. For days. Actually, for months. I knew the perfect wall would be the one we added to separate the dining room from the pantry, but I was so scarrrrred.
What if it looked tacky?
What if it looked dirty?
What if I looked dumb?
I took pictures of the wall and photoshoped paint and words on them, just to see. I roamed around designer heaven Pinterest and found pretty pictures like this:
And I still wasn’t sure. Still had concerns, still had excitement.
So I do what I usually do in times of indecision. Go big or go home. 😛 I figured anything was better then this:
I mean….it’s only paint right?
So, I decided- I would chalkboard it up and if I didn’t like it or if it didn’t clean well…I’d just paint over it.
Here are my thoughts thus far. I really like it. I like having inspiring quotes prominently displayed that I can change. I like the color and I like that we can decorate a wall without having to hang art because I have a giant room full of giant empty walls to fill. I like the whimsy of it.
I wish our walls weren’t orange peel textured, because the chalk goes on funny. I also need to invest in dustless chalk because it makes my floors messy when I write. It doesn’t clean perfectly, but…that’s okay.
For now I dig it. In a year I will probably change my mind. This is what the fun is all about! 🙂