Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Chalkboard Entry Hall



I am not necessarily the most adventurous gal when it comes to decorating  Oh, I love the wild ideas. I pin all of them. I'm like the chick up on the high dive, all confident and "I got this" and then mid bounce I freak out, don't want to high dive anymore and start clinging to the end of the wobbling diving board.

But not this time. Somebody high five me.


Truthfully, I just wanted my entryway to have more "punch" and the blue I'd painted it wasn't doing the job. I had a killer roll of wallpaper, but let's face it, I can't sew or follow a simple recipe. Wallpaper would have been a disaster of gargantuan proportion.




So I started sorting through the cajillion paint cans in the coat closet and found a pint of chalkboard paint. I'd chickened out of doing anything with it in our previous house, mostly because I'd read that if you ever want to paint over it you have to sand it and use oil based primer.




But this time I'm not sure what happened. Maybe it was the thrill of spring air and yellow daffodils popping up all over the yard.


Or maybe it was just because I was out of money and this project was free and right in front of me.



Either way I'm glad I did it. Happiness today is totally worth the sand paper and oil based primer tomorrow.

And by tomorrow I mean in a decade.