Thanks, Pinterest, for keeping me busy. Like I had nothing better to do. Okay, nothing really better to do, but I have lots of laundry and housework that needs to be done. Instead of working on my chores I am surfing Pinterest boards and working on pins. Here is an good example. I have seen tons of pins on how to make your own chalkboard, whatever color you want. I first spied this project on Design Sponge. It was in a DIY post called Bonnie's Chalkboard Planting Pots.
.The project was written by Bonnie from Going Home to Roost. Here's her recipe....
I kept seeing DIY chalkboard pins on my Pinterest feed, so I had to make my own. I used acrylic craft paints to make my board and mixed several colors to add layers. This is how my board started out.
I didn't like it plain so I stenciled some citron colored paint over that layer with punchinella. Much better. To frame the board I decided to paint something bold in black and white. Here's the coat of white with a little note-to-self written in chalk. I had to test it out!
Work in progress of my detail trim work in black and white. I used latex paint to do the black and white flower frame. I got a little farther than this and decided to call it quits for a few days, which turned into a few weeks. Then I couldn't remember why I stopped but knew I didn't feel up to doing it.
I put a movie in a few days ago and got back to it. Hubby kept asking when I would finish it. When I got started working I remembered why I stopped - it was literally a pain in the neck, and my back. I am so short and I had to use a step stool just to stand on my tippy toes and paint. And I had to bend over to finish the bottom part.
Whine, whine, whine, complain, blah blah. I finished it and here it is. It was worth it and I am so glad to have it done. By the way, my couch is never this clean. It usually holds the laundry I put off doing for days at a time. When it's not covered in laundry, it is covered with tons of toys.