Most people would walk right past. It's dated and odd shaped but I knew it would make a great chalkboard. It was only $15. I couldn't buy the materials cheaper than that for something this large.
To make it over, I painted the frame with Annie Sloan's Pure White. Then followed Martha Stewart's recipe for homemade chalkboard paint. I already had the paint and unsanded grout. Here is a hint when making your own chalkboard paint. I used a tea strainer to mash out any lumps in the grout. This makes it less lumpy when painting. I applied 3 coats of the chalkboard paint with a little sanding in between. Now that it was complete, I knew the perfect spot for it was in my stairway.
As you can see, it really is a large chalkboard. I decided to put down some bible verses that I need to be reminded of every now and then.
It can really have a lot written on it. I plan on putting some shorter quotes on it for my children. Maybe now that I had to put a hole in the wall for this, I can go ahead and start planning a little photo gallery up the stairway.
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