Friday, September 7, 2012

I've missed this place ~

Last September I was knee deep in a volunteer role at my daughter's school.   I dedicated most of the school year to the job and put other activities, like blogging, household projects, etc on hold.  It's good to be back.

I feel back in more ways than one....project time!

The 1st project I've been working on is adding a chalk/magnetic wall to the kitchen desk area.  This area is kind of the "command center" of our lives so it's a great place for reminders.

Here's what it used to look like:

I taped off the area. This is my 1st time using the Frog Tape for a project.  


As you can see it worked great.....nice clean line. 

I used several coats of the Rust-Oleum Magnetic Primer 1st to add the magnetic piece.
 As you can see it's VERY thick so it needs to be stirred real good.  I rolled it on with 
the paint roller that later had to be trashed.  One thing about the magnetic's not 
an easy clean-up.  Plan to say goodbye to the roller and/or brushes you use.

Next was the Valspar Chalkboard paint.

I used 2 coats of paint and chalked it thoroughly after it was dry to "season" the wall.

Here's how it looks today:

It's great for hanging notes with magnets (but they have to be strong magnets) 
and for writing a quick note. 

  The tall picture frame is camouflaging these ugly things.  Why would a builder
 put these up high rather than below the desk?

I'm joining the following party:


  1. This looks wonderful!!! Welcome BACK!!!!

  2. Very nice:) I've got a gajillion projects going through my head and house... one of which is chalk paint somewhere on a wall- better late than never! Wait till I tell you about my new purchase, yahoo!!

  3. Welcome back! I have high outlets like that too. I don't know what the builders are thinking.

  4. Yeah!!!!! You are back and what a perfect project to kick of your return! That looks awesome and is now so functional! Welcome back!