A Chalkboard Wall Might NOT Be For You If…
Several months ago, I jumped on the bandwagon and created a chalkboard wall in my house using chalkboard paint.
I painted the back of our pantry door – in the kitchen. I had big plans for grocery lists, honey-do lists and happy toddlers spending hours drawing on the door.
After living with it for a few months, I can honestly say that I’m not sure that a chalkboard wall (in the kitchen) is really for us.
A chalkboard wall (or door) might NOT be for you if:
You don’t like your handwriting. Seriously – your handwriting is about to become a major part of your room decor.
You don’t like your husband’s handwriting (see above.)
Your kids can’t draw.
|Sorry kids – you’re cute, but you can’t draw.|
Your kids think that chalk is for sidewalks/floors.
You don’t have a friend like Maggie to come to the rescue with a cute drawing.
You don’t really care to have a black wall or door in your home (because it’s definitely black.)
Your husband likes to plan out your weekend schedule, hour by hour.
You don’t care for chalk dust.
You don’t want to spend three naptimes in a row painting a chalkboard wall only to have your kids lose interest in it immediately.
|Picture look familiar? We wrote on it for Father’s day – and this is what it looked like on Thanksgiving… Seriously.|
Your husband thinks it’s funny to write things next to what you’ve written. He thinks it’s really funny – only you don’t really get it… but you think it might be dirty.
While I still love chalkboard paint, I’m not sure that using it to cover such a large area in our kitchen was the best decision. I’ll probably paint over it at some point – right after I get a new kitchen floor and paint my fireplace…