Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A fear of commitment

I have a fear of commitment when it comes to painting walls in our home.  I know, I know, it's only paint.  But I loathe the task of painting and I prefer to do it one time and one time only.  The thought of having to repaint something because I choose the wrong color to begin with is enough to make me twitch. 

I do realize this is an irrational fear and one I need to conquer.  We have lived in this home for a just over a year now and I'm finally feeling the pressure to paint.  It's time to say bye-bye to the builder beige. 

In an attempt to ease myself into the painting mindset for the many walls to come, we decided to start with a small, but fun project.  I casually mentioned to my hubby that it might be fun to paint the wall in our entryway with chalkboard paint.  I should know by now not to let my thoughts escape unless I'm ready to put my money where my mouth is.  And in typical, fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants fashion, he ran with the idea and that night we were at Home Depot picking up supplies.  By the next morning our little project was complete and three days later it was ready for "conditioning" and lots of FUN to be had! 

Here's the result:


*so glad I don't have to worry about the wall moving!




We're thrilled with how it turned out and I'm the kids are having a blast with it! 

I think I'm finally ready to go with my gut, make some decisions, and paint this place...one wall at a time!

Again, I'm linking up over at A Soft Place to Land's DIY day.  Head on over to check out a ton of great ideas!




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28 comments:

Cathy M~ said...

You are the coolest Mom ever! This is incredible & I wish I would have thought about that a few years back! No worries about handprints, scuffs etc. This will entertain your crew for hours! Check out my blog where I spent $10 to add a little something to my son's room (and it is *removable*, if either of us tire of it!) http://cathymarquardt.blogspot.com/2010/03/update-to-mr-fs-roomfinally.html

The Laumans said...

Love it! I have some chalkboard paint ideas and supplies ready to go too. Such fun!

chandra said...

Love it Miss! Great idea!
As you know...Darryl and I aren't scared of paint color...hence the marmalade orange...painting is fun, but yes it is a drag to do. Happy painting!

Julie said...

that is soooo awesome!! great idea and a perfect place for it!!!
congrats on another project well done!!! :)

The Lynam's said...

clever, clever, clever. you never cease to amaze me. someday, i hope to be a great mommy just like you :)

Brooke said...

JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Evans Family said...

Quick question...Are you sweeping there multiple times a day to stay ahead of the chalk dust?? I was thinking of doing this under the bar. Right now there is ugly blue carpet that I would love to get rid of! Great job by the way!! I am sure McKenna would love to come and write all over that thing!

Jon and Jennifer said...

OMG LOVE!!! Such a great idea and this is waaaayyy better than the small space I was going to do this in our kitchen. I may have to expand and do the wall instead of a small sectioned off piece!!

Anna said...

very fun! I just did a chalkboard wall in my son's room too, he is loving it so far, and if we get tired of it we can just paint over it!
I am in the process of painting one space at a time too, it is hard to find the perfect colors! I have tried many samples

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I love it!! Chalkboard paint is so much fun!!

Kimba said...

Missy!!! This is beyond awesome! You are the best mom ever. I want to be like you.

I'd like to include this in my DIY Day recap post. Do you mind if I use your picture?

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Go for it! Always worth the effort with paint... love it! Thanks for sharing at the POPP.

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

awesome!!! we love our chalkboard walls, but wow, yours is fabulous!!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

what an awesome idea...love the chalkboard wall!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Came over from A Soft Place to Land... What a cool idea! I've seen some chalkboard full walls before, but this one has to be my favorite :)!! I love any project that involves chalkboard paint! What fun!! Off to check out the rest of your blog...

Blessings,
Stacey

Sugar and Spice Mommy said...

This is such a great idea! Saw your link on ASPTL! Iight be brave enough to do this in the garage!

TidyMom said...

OK This is a FABULOUS idea!! how cool is THAT?!

found you thru Kimba's party.....I'm having a linky party...I'm Lovin' It Fridays....I would LOVE for you to link this up!! http://www.tidymom.net/2010/03/im-lovin-it-cd-visor-new-jeep.html

Have a great weekend!!

My House of Giggles said...

Love love love this! I just painted a similar chalkboard wall in my kitchen and I honestly think I have more fun with it than my boys :) I mean, it's just endless....the possibilities ;)

Theresa said...

came from TidyMom's link party. What a cool wall!! I want one just like it =p

TidyMom said...

Thanks for linking up!! I just LOVE this!!

Beth said...

Wow, I love this idea! I am always having to deal with crayon marks on the walls! This way, it wouldn't be a "no no"!

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

Wow! I love it. You are definitely the coolest mom ever. My husband would never, in a million years do it, although I would LOVE to. :-) I bet all of your kids' friends are going to want to always hang out at your house!

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

So fun! I love it!

ClassiclyAmber said...

If I had this wall, I would get nothing done because I'd be drawing on it aaaaaaaall the time! "KIDS!! What I'm trying to say is....well...HERE, let me draw you another picture!"

LOVE IT!! =-D

Jenni said...

wow miss you are famous!!! so happy for you! and the wall looks great can't wait to come leave a note! :)

Jill said...

I just found your blog today and I'm so glad I did! I can't wait to look around some more! :)

Frugal Home Designs said...

That is awesome, and good for the hubby for going for it. Sometimes it can be scary, but usually worth it.

meg duerksen said...

this is the most fabulous stairway in the history of the world!!! i linked you on my happy things list! :)

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