I’ve been on a roll with the paint lately, this time my attention was focused on a long blank wall in our kitchen. I’d been toying with the idea of turning this mostly-hidden wall into a chalkboard wall for awhile, and when I saw the gorgeous array of Benjamin Moore chalkboard paint colors, I decided to take the plunge. I thought it would be really fun for James (my 2 1/2 year old son) and a great place to put fun messages, menu items, or little reminders.
I chose Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint
in Summer Nights (777). I wanted something blue, but with some aqua in it. They have every color in the rainbow, so it’s hard to chose just one!
I applied three coats, waiting at least 4 hours between coats per the instructions. (yes, there is a plant in the sink- I was watering:) Then, you have to wait 3 days for the paint to cure before you add chalk to it.
And then the fun part . . .
James loved drawing on it!
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And Mama did too!
I love our white kitchen, but this wall is hidden except when you’re looking at it from the mudroom, so it still looks like a white kitchen from most every other view in the house. I like that it’s kinda a secret, unexpected fun wall in our home.
I’m planning to add a trim border to the chalk wall over the weekend, so I’ll show you next week!
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