i love my kitchen. there i said it. its very rarely clean, but when it is, its just pretty. clean, simple.
but there was one thing missing. i wanted somewhere in the kitchen to make a grocery list. yes, its simple enough to just write it down on paper or put it on my phone, but reality is that when i realize we are out of something i won’t walk to my phone or find a pad of paper. so i decided to jump on the chalkboard bandwagon and possibly ruin my cabinets – yikes!
so i made a little trip to the ho d’po (home depot) and bought a quart of chalkboard paint. i gave it a couple coats the had to wait a few days for it to cure. those few days were painful! seeing the chalkboard this stark black was shocking! every time i walked into the kitchen my eyes would jump a little at the new contrast in my kitchen.
we already had a section of chalkboard on the side of our fridge that i never prepped properly. and we had it tinted brown, and i was never super crazy about that choice, so i repainted it black.
after a few days, i “conditioned” the chalkboard by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk all over the board, made a huge mess, but totally softened the harsh black to a charcoal grey color – yay!
look at it now! i love it even more! the softened black is way better, so much less harsh on the eyes.
yes, kahlua is second on my shopping list. don’t judge ;) but did you see flaxseed is on the list, too? totally balances it out.
this board os more for the kids, although i plan on putting our study verses here, too. this board has already changed 3 times in 3 days!