I spend quite a bit of time in my home office, mostly telecommuting for my job. I decided it needed a facelift. For the first project, I wanted a chalkboard wall. Over the weekend I painted a wall with black chalkboard paint. I used one quart of Valspar, two coats. I considered Dry Erase by Rust-Oleum, but one container covered only 7 by 7 feet and my wall was 8 by 11 feet. I used my regular paintbrush and roller. I was worried the brush lines would show, but it didn’t, so you don’t need to use a foam brush.
My lovely husband, Dave, found me a chalkboard eraser. He’s been teaching for more than twenty-five years and remembers when chalkboards were in every classroom. Apparently they are no longer in demand and have been replaced by dry erase boards.
I then rearranged the desks in my home office — one for work and one for personal. I moved the personal desk to the chalkboard wall and added a “clothes line” from the wall to inside the closet, hanging items I like and my passport (I need a reminder to renew it by October).
For my second project, I love pink and decided one wall in my home office needed some love — Honeysuckle by Pantone. I got the paint at Lowe’s. It’s not baby pink and I like it.
My office is full of things I love — ceramics from my mother, old cameras and lots of interesting fabric for that next quilt project. I have artwork from my daughter.
It’s not complete, but the job of painting is almost over. I want to paint the inside of my “quilt closet” the same Honeysuckle color. Maybe next weekend!