You read that right. I painted our half bath in chalkboard. And I love it!
Here’s the story. The boys love to write on chalkboard. And so I figured, what better place to draw than in the bathroom!?
Of course I want to do something creative and artsy, like this chalkboard that I just did, (and by the way, one three year old has already ruined), but I’m sure, the bathroom will get volcanos, traced bodies, practicing letters and numbers, and trucks drawn all over it, BUT that is a-okay. I’m thinking guests will love to leave messages…you will won’t you?!
So, I was trying to be inspirational….boys under 7 don’t “do” inspirational. Apparently.
Onto the bathroom…it’s the only room in the house that has something other than white. And that’s how it’s going to stay. For now.
I had the guys at Home Depot mix up the Rustoleum Tintable Chalkboard Paint in a dark gray. Now. It’s not an option on the box. You have to ask and get a really brave employee to help you out. I told him I wanted a dark gray, not black, not light gray…and I think it is perfect!
Does anyone else think regular doors in half bathrooms are ridiculous? There is no room to move! You have to walk in, turn around, move your body and shut the door. We will be changing that door to a slider as soon as I can find one!
It took three coats to finish. And I had some help from several individuals under 4 feet tall…..
And so you wonder….why didn’t she paint to the top?! My thought was crown moulding. I was determined to learn how to do it.
I tried. Then I cried. Then I found these little gems:
You can get them at Home Depot or Lowes. They are just a box, really. AND they are AWESOME. It means that you can just do a straight cut on your moulding without crying.
And who needs tears when your bathroom looks like this?!
I thought about tin tile, but at $20 for one, and I needed 8, I didn’t think this little bathroom needed that much drama.
I still have to caulk the edges, and we have to finish the trim in here….and the rest of the house….but I think the drama in this bathroom is awesome. I love it.
What about you?! Any interest in an entire room full of chalkboard?!