‘Member last week when I mentioned that we were praying for various unreached people groups? Well, it turns out the littles had a hard time remembering the names of the tribes and while I contended that God knew what they meant, they still wanted to get it right.
My husband requested a chalkboard for their room. Um, okay! Don’t have to ask me twice! I have a little obsession with chalkboard paint in that I want to use it everywhere! And I love having little chalkboards around the house to leave notes on for the kids or for memory verses or just about anything! I envision a giant one in my kitchen one day with the weeks menu plan on it. Wouldn’t that be great?
Anyways, I love a good mission and I set out the next day to find something that I could turn into a chalkboard. Only 2 thrift stores later I had found an actual old-school chalk board! Like with the little tray at the bottom to hold the chalk! Score!!
The downfall? It looked like this:
Yeah. Not exactly pretty. In fact, it was really really icky! Stained and scratched and a chalk board that definitely couldn’t be written on anymore. But I knew I could fix all of that!
I wanted to keep a bit of the old-style look so I first did a few coats of CIL’s aqualine paint. The great thing about this is you can buy it in little tester sizes for around $3.00. Once those coats were dry I went over top with a lot of layers of a Benjamin Moore favourite, Cloud White.
Once the edges were good and dry (at least 24 hours) I went over that nasty green chalk surface with some good old black chalk board paint. I was going to repaint it the green colour but my mom reminded me that before chalkboards were green, they were black! And I like the black so much better so I went with that. Thanks, Mom!
I scuffed up the edges with a rough sandpaper just to get a bit of the green to show through the white and…
Of course as quickly as they went on my words came off and his went on: