I am notorious for forgetting things. I have lists and scraps of paper and stickies on my computer screen. I have notes on my iPhone. I have numerous coil journals.
I still forget what I’m doing
a lot of the time sometimes. Who has time to do things twice? Or more?
And, to top it all off, I. hate. running. errands. My husband is the one who will, cheerfully, at any given moment, run uptown for whatever it is we need. I pout if I have to go to the grocery store. Even more for the bank, etc. You get the idea.
So I knew when we moved into our house that I wanted a chalkboard in the kitchen to help keep track of things we needed. We live in a small town and it is an hour from the nearest Costco, so we have to somehow keep track of things we need for the city trips, too.
Welcome to the pantry. Before shot.
Pantry door- meet my friend, Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint. In Primer Red.
First coat. Yikes!
After the second coat.
It was still a little bit blotchy, so I did a third coat and took off the tape. Seasoned it with a bit of chalk and added my cute ‘groceries’ sign and that’s it! Lots of room to write things down (as they are emptied from the pantry) and for multiple lists going at once. I love it!
To do this project, you just need:
-something to paint to become your chalkboard
-painter’s tape/ drop cloth
-chalk paint or chalkboard paint