Well, yesterday Hubby and I were able to finish up a project I had been working on in the mud room.
I have this one odd wall in there. It is the wall right out side the half bath that leads into the breakfast nook.
Because of its size and location I could never find anything to display there, that I liked.
Then I came up with the idea of making a chalk board, thanks to the inspiration of fellow bloggers and Pinterest.
Chalk boards seem to be all the craze right now, huh?
Well, I love them too!
Plus I thought it would be the perfect reminder spot to leave notes you’ll see before heading out the door.
Now because it is a small and kind of dark room it was difficult to get a good photo.
Well, actually impossible, but I did try.
Also I promise it is level and square, even though the pictures may trick your eyes into thinking it’s not. :)
It was so simple to make.
All I did was go buy some black chalk paint.
I just used the inexpensive kind found at Wal-Mart in the craft department.
I used green painters tape and made a square box, because I wanted it to be positioned centered on the wall.
Now this part of it I just eyed, which I thought was okay because I knew I was going to add wood trim and would make sure that part was level.
Next time, I think I would do it differently.
I would take the time at the start and use a level with my tape because ….
I wanted the board area as big as possible, so when we went to add the trim and make sure it was actually level, there was a small strip in one of the corners where the white was exposed.
I had to get the chalk board paint back out and add more to this area before we could finish the trim.
I didn't think to get any photos of us actually hanging the trim, sorry.
We used two pieces of fluted trim and four small corner rosettes, found at Home Depot.
The trim was $9.99 a piece and the rosettes were like a $1.60 something.
I still have a nice size piece of trim left, which was good incase we would have made a mistake when cutting.
I used some antique white paint I already had on hand.
Hung the trim with some little finishing nails and Poof, my new chalk board.
I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.
Even Brett likes it, so that is always a plus.
I get to spend today cleaning. Yippee! :(
We have a house viewing at 9AM.
Yikes, Too early for me, people. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Take Care and Talk Soon,