One of my new, favorite changes! (My dining room is set for a mini-overhaul and I couldn’t be more excited!)
Disclaimer; I had to get reallllly creative with these pictures; the baby is sleeping and instead of doing a thorough cleaning, I just angled the camera to not catch the mess. Such is my life.
I didn’t want black, so I grabbed a small sample of my fave…Martha Stewert Seal from Home Depot (custom matched to Behr). Added some non-sanded grout and stirred it up…voila! Homemade Chalkboard Paint. It’ll be gritty; just stir well and then lightly sand over if you have clumpy problems. The ratio is a 2 tablespoons of grout to one cup of paint…I just eyeballed it. I actually bought 2 samples so I can coat again if I need to, but so far so good! I have 3 coats on the table.
Really creative photography up there! Promise! Toys here, cords there…not enough time in the day to be a pro at this thing.
I can leave pep talks for myself in the morning.
Honestly, my favorite part isn’t even the fact that I can doodle to my hearts content…it’s that it’s all slate-like. Or zinc-ish. It reminds me of one of my favorite garden shops that has a slate-topped worktable. It makes me happy! (And it’s a breeze to clean, promise).
Look at that! I found a picture on my phone of a relatively clutter free room…shocker! The other things I’ve accomplished so far; moved the rug from the living room to under the dining table, and I actually turned the table around; I LOVE the orientation now. Oh, and adding some real-life green! I actually haven’t killed this plant yet! Few more details to work out, and the makeover-of-the-makeover will be complete. For the moment!
If you are local and have any interest in making chalkboard paint…I have a fantastic amount of grout to let you use. Seriously; we could chalkboard paint the town, so let me know if you are interested!