It’s true that little changes around your house can make a BIG impact! We have lots of little projects around the house that we want to do and tackle them one at a time. We’ve been looking for months for something different to do with our pantry wall in the kitchen and while we were buying paint for the upstairs wall for the shadow boxes we stumbled upon Chalk Paint. But not just any chalk paint…COLORED chalk paint! They have quite a few really cool colors and we both thought of the wall in the kitchen since it is the hub of our house it would be fun to be able to draw/write/create and then wipe it away and start again!
We actually started with a brighter color going for more orange than pink and we both really hated it so we ended up painting over it with the dark red and we love it.
We have loved having the burst of color in the kitchen and we write and draw on it all the time. Luke currently has a weekly count down until his Birthday and Julian is the artist in our family, drawing lots of different star wars characters for Luke. I usually use it for boring stuff like grocery lists! The whole family can add to it and then all you need to do is take a picture with your phone to take with you! All this fun and all it took was a pot of paint! Easy peasy.
I will say that the orange color went on really nicely with just two coats but the red needed about 5 coats to go on smoothly – keep this in mind if you’re doing a large space. Red is notorious for being difficult to get even. You can check out their full list of colors on their website. Also be aware that Valspar’s “Color Guarantee” does not apply to this chalkboard paint so if you don’t like a color and expect to get your money back on this product it won’t happen….been there, done that.
What projects do you want to tackle around your house? Our next project is trying to find a back splash for our kitchen counters!