It took me 3 years to pick out a paint color for the kitchen and at least another year for things to hang on the walls, so when one of my favorite pictures started peeling I tried to save it. I hate to throw things out if it seems like it can be used for something else or changed with some paint.
The laminate starting to come off this picture, but if you pulled it then it ripped (as you can see).
I ended up using a glue stick to hold it together for another year or so, but it finally had it.
Now I have this message board. I believe it needs more coats of chalkboard paint. I have notice some green on my when I clean it. This could be because paint is old, just how it is, or what I found online at Benjamin Moore.
“Step #4: Ensure Lasting Durability For best results, allow the painted area to cure for 3 days before using it as a chalkboard. Then, prior to initial use, rub the entire surface with a piece of white chalk.
For erasing, we recommend using a clean, damp cloth or paper towel. We do not
recommend using a chalkboard eraser. Because of the additives used in some varieties of chalk, which can leave a residue when erased, we recommend using light-colored chalk designed for use on chalkboards.”
I love this spot, and being so small who knows when I would find that perfect thing to fit in place. This way I know it fits and no new nail to put in the wall. Also nice is it’s right next to the microwave (or as I call it Coffee Central) so I can write a menu or holiday message. The Halloween menu that was up had “Frog Brains, Eyeball Chutney, and Slime-Aid” listed…got reaction out of my picky eater!
I’m a stay at home mom to my son and daughter. I’ve been writing/running Dealin and Dishin since June of 2011. My focus is food, crafts, and being frugal everywhere. Whenever I have free time when I’m not running my daughter to Pre-K, planning scout stuff for my son’s den, writing here, errands, etc. I love to sew and starting to scrapbook.
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