Paint it black!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I couldn't resist anymore - I just had to have my own chalkboard wall. It's tucked away on the small wall in my office and I can't wait to get cracking with some pieces of chalk. The instructions say I have to wait 3 days for it to cure but I am going to be on the safe side and give it at least a week. I'm sure its going to take a while before I can draw anything worth sharing but I totally have itchy fingers waiting to get started.




As a complete aside, I'm kinda loving the black wall. Maybe I need to have an entirely black room somewhere? {Insert evil laugh}

24 comments:

  1. I love it! Accent chalkboard walls make such a statement. (Plus, it's totally practical.) If we could paint in our apartment, I'd do one either in my kitchen or around the front door. Perfect for reminding my husband to pick something up on his way home ;)

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  2. Robyn@Africa my Africa9:16 AM

    i hear you-love the chalk board wall-going to try and do one in my new place

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  3. Your wall looks so beautiful! I agree that the secret bonus of the chalkboard wall is that you now have a black accent wall. I painted a similar wall in my condo guest room/study.

    I commend you for your patience to follow directions and let the paint dry. :-) Personally, I was chalking it up 24 hours after I painted and it worked just fine (also Ben brand)! I do recommend priming the wall with some chalk first, though.

    Love love love!

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  4. ooh I love it it!! You house is so bright - it could definitely handle a black room!

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  5. That sounds like so much fun.  I'd love to do one somewhere in our house as well, but it's pretty low on the priority list right now.

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  6. I've been drawn to black walls lately, too! They just seem so sophisticated to me!

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  7. Vinita12:31 PM

    Congratulations! Hoping to find a brand in India with this option.

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  8. Hi Vinita - Asian Paints actually carries a chalkboard paint. You should check into that (and I'd be curious if it's good too) Here's a link from their website:

    http://www.asianpaints.com/ideas_makeover/chalk_board.aspx

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  9. Beth@thedailyparagraph2:25 PM

    Can't wait to see what you write on it!

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  10. Mpwdmom2:39 PM

    Awesome!  Are you going to use regular chalk or a chalk-ink marker?  I've always been intrigued by those but haven't used it yet.

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  11. Wrenaria3:40 PM

    Awesome.  Will be fun to see what you write/draw on it.

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  12. LOVE the wall! So dramatic!!!

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  13. I love the black too!  It's awesome.  

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  14. that totally looks awesome and NOW is equally functional as it is awesome!  Congrats!!!  Enjoy!

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  15. Jessica @ Decor Adventures8:28 PM

    It looks goodhim there. I also want to paint a room black. Or at least a wall. I'm sure tou'll have lots of fun with it.

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  16. Angela9:52 PM

    Love it!

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  17. I keep thinking about doing this on the pocket door separating my kitchen & mudroom.  I'm so afraid I won't like it. The door is wood so once I paint it it would be almost impossible to change it back.

    Your wall looks amazing already!

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  18. Looking fab lady!  I know you are gonna make it even cooler when you draw on it.  I wish my house was bigger so I could find a good spot for one.  

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  19. I want to do one in our kitchen, but the Jojo says no. :(

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  20.  YES, use the chalk pens--they're awesome--they look great and no dust!!

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  21. Franky t8:11 PM

    lol a whole black room eh? that would be interesting =) though i do like how the chalk board wall turned out! i see that you have a zebra print rug, along with the black wall looks nice. do u have preference to which brand of chalk board paint to use? and where did you purchase yours?

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  22. I love the blue in that space and the chalkboard wall looks so great!

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  23. I'll probably use regular chalk since shading is easier but chalk markers are great.

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  24. Terry Jett12:54 AM

    Your best bet, once your wall has completely cured, is to rub the entire wall (mostly for even appearance) with white chalk.  The chalk will get into all the nooks and crannies and make your writing and drawings more uniform and easier to manage.  Once you do that, simply wipe the wall with a wet sponge.

    I use chalk markers in my coffee shops and they work like a charm!  Vibrant and easier to draw with.  You could even use a combination chalk marker and real chalk for shading.  

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