I have an old notebook that’s been around for years. When I feel I have important projects or ideas, I usually jot them down in there first. In fact, it still contains several homeschool ideas and goals from before Allison started Kindergarten! Anyway, each summer I fill it with summer goals, and usually half of them are items I didn’t cross off from the previous summer. Such was the case with my scripture wall. Such was also the case with my chalkboard wall, though if I had really painted it 2 summers ago as I had planned, it would have been black and white stripes. It has since evolved into a chalkboard wall, and I am finally finished!
My little man was all about helping me remove the magnet strips, playing with my tape, and using my roller as a weapon.
Nervously, I let them each have a few turns at rolling the first coat. Thankfully, that was all it took and then they were content to let me finish. (Side note: It really is ridiculous that I didn’t get this project done sooner. I had everything on hand, including not one, but 2 quarts of chalkboard paint!)
Once all the coats were dry, I let the paint sit for about 3 days, and then I “seasoned” the chalkboard by rubbing chalk all over it. Apparently, that is what you’re suppose to do?!?!?
Once I told the kids it was “ready,” there was no stopping them. They had a lot of fun breaking it in.
For a final touch, I took an old metal tray I wasn’t using and glued 6 magnets onto it. It now serves as our chalk holder.
I was telling my family, this has been in my head for so long now that I almost can’t picture it any other way — even though we just did it! I am so excited to have a full chalkboard in my kitchen — woohoo!