No I didn't spray paint the cat, that would be ridiculous.
Because we don't have a cat.....
No friends, I have outdone even that.
I painted one of my walls in my kitchen with...wait for it......chalkboard paint.
See I got inspired from my newest addiction, Pinterest. Whilst perusing the pages upon pages of cute, neat, musthaverightnoworIwillmelt schtuff, I found this adorable wall:
Isn't that cute??
So I was, as I said, inspired to create something like this of my own.Except I was keeping this a secret from everyone in my little family, especially the hubs.
'Cuz I knew he would not be down with it if I told him the idea up front.
He would need to see it in person to appreciate it.
He is so lucky to have me.
And I knew exactly which wall I was gonna do it on....
I got out the handy dandy chalkboard paint....
and here it is after three coats.
Anna's reaction? Cooooool Mom!
Ella's reaction? Who spilled chocolate on the wall?? ( I kid you not)
Hubs reaction? He physically jumped back and did a double take and then he asked what I did.
That is never a good sign....obviously I painted it so he apparently was using the parenting technique of asking me what I did so I could tell him what I did wrong....
He likes it now that he is used to it.
He will like it even better when he can start the OSU MICHIGAN trash talking on the chalkboard walls.......
and it sat this way for two weeks.....
because I just couldn't get the nerve up to write anything on it.
Then I finally said, to heck with it! It is our wall, I can do anything I want to it. Why am I so afraid? I can always erase it, right?
These conversations go on and on all day long with myself.
So here goes...
the beauty of this project?
the rules can change at any time.
Muah ha ha ha ha.......
personalized food faves!
Anna loved this idea....:)
don't look too close or you will see my eraser mistakes....
and I left some room on the bottom for random doodling......;)
1- chalkboard paint- already had here but a can of this will run about 7-9 dollars.
2- chalk- I used Ellie's sidewalk chalk. Any old chalk will do......
Total for me- free!
Total for you- under 10 dollars for a transformation!
Totally off topic, I want to introduce you to one of our family members that I mention in my introduction but have never really talked about on this blog.
Our five year old goldfish.
Yes, 5 years old.
And we only paid 99 cents for her at Petco in August of 2006.
Long story short is this= Anna went to a fair when she was 5 and brought home two goldfish she "won".They died literally days after and we replaced them with Lucy and Jake.
Lucy pushed Jake out of their "tank" which is a trifle bowl from Wal Mart bc I refused to buy a tank as I thought they would never live more than a month.
So as I said, Lucy tried to get Jake out of her tank for a solid year when she finally got her wish in July of 2007.
So we have had Lucy this whole time and she has never once had any sort of purifier, filter or special chemicals to make the tap water "safe".
Just plain old Lake Michigan water (which is what comes out of our tap here) and fish food from WalMart.
We love her so much and are dreading the day.....you know what day I am talkin' about.For now, we have our Lucy and we are loving every minute.