Greetings from the remaining two members of our feline family, both wearing their summer lion cuts. Frank looks annoyed. Frank always looks annoyed. I got out the camera to try and take a picture of the wall behind them and they both jumped up on the table. Since Maddie has left us they are both a little weird. Or should I say, a little more weird than usual.
So I've been thinking about a change in the dining room that used to be a living room. When the house was built this room was intended to be a living room (blasted waste of space, but in 1980 it was all the rage to have a living room AND a family room). As the family grew the need for space also grew so we converted the living room into a dining room. Phew. More than you probably needed to know. Anyway, the walls in this room have been this color for quite a lot of years so I started mulling over painting.
.......over the stairway to the basement (another terrible idea). Right now it has this huge map of the world and that is cool, but maybe I've gazed upon the world for a little bit too long. (Like the high chair line up? he he) So I'm thinking to move the big orange picture from the brown wall to take the place of the map, leaving the big brown wall empty. Following me?
So on one of our many trips to Home Depot I grab a handful of paint chip samples in varying shades of colors that I might consider. Some people decide they want to paint and they want to paint a certain color. Not me. I almost never know what color I want to paint until I see it. I tape the color samples up on the wall and hem and haw. I lay them back on the table and nothing really is working. They all are just meh.
They it hits me! I'm standing there staring at this useless wall and BAZINGA......CHALKBOARD PAINT!
Apparently it is tintable, but I'm thinking the traditional black. The grand babies can color all over it (or the Nana can color all over it) and grand amounts of fun will insue as well as revolving art. I even read that you can prime with magnetic primer and it will be a chalkboard AND a magnetic board. I think this is my answer. Functional, fun, different. This is an idea I can get behind. Problem solved!
Anybody out there have any experience with blackboard paint? I welcome all input!