I've been wanting a chalkboard door in my sewing room since I first started thinking about what I was going to do, so when I was contacted by Lullaby paints to see if I was interested in a review* of their chalkboard paint a few weeks ago, it seemed like it was meant to be because I had just started looking for a way to add a chalkboard surface in my office.
Backstory: A few months before that I had painted one of my sewing room's doors with magnetic paint. And it turned out to be a complete disaster!
Ok, maybe not a disaster, but definitely not strong enough to be used as a magnetic board to hold magnets for an inspiration wall/door (my original plan).
So for months, I avoided the inevitable, I needed to sand that door and figure something different. Well, that is not a problem anymore: here is my chalkboard door!
One of the things I loved the most about the paint is that all of their paints are baby-safe, something I wish I had researched before painting Conner's nursery.
My original plan was to have a chalkboard wall there, but changed my mind later, maybe for baby number 2 =]
The Lullaby chalkboard paint kit comes with everything you'll need to tackle your project: a roller, tray, chalk, edging tape and a little instruction manual.
In my case, the door was completely removed since I had to sand the door due to my previous bad experience with magnetic paint.
Ken helped me with the hard part and I took it to my deck and sand away, I gave the first coat outside and then the next day (you have to wait at least 6 hours for the next coat) for the second coat.
I loved the way it looks, the green was perfect for the sewing room of my studio, and to showcase the chalk I decided to add one of my latest favorite quotes from Winnie the Pooh:
“You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think”
– Christopher Robin
I loved the paint and the fact I didn't need to buy any other tools or supplies to paint the door was awesome, it covered very well and I got a little bit leftover that I plan on using it on a panel of my studio's front door so that once Conner is older enough he can play there instead of MY door ;)
Conner loved to watch me play with the door and kept asking for me to give him the chalk, but he'll have to wait a little longer for me to feel comfortable giving him chalk (and knowing he will not eat it)!
So excited to cross one more thing on my office to-do list, we are getting closer to full the reveal!! YAY =] for now here you all got another “wall” sneak peek.
I hope you all have a lovely day!
* I was given a chalkboard paint kit to review for this post, all opinions are my own. I only review products I love and that I know you, my readers will love too. Please read my disclosure page for further information, Thank you!