Wednesday, 7 November 2012

A Homemade Chalk Board

We have been decorating!  I love painting so am always happy to don some rough clothes and a roller out. I really like having a blackboard in the kitchen because i quite like to have something to cross out  (if it is on the blackboard I am much more likely to do it so I can cross it out) and since a lot of the recipes we use are online I can write it all up on the blackboard while I am cooking.  So my lovely hubby decided that this was something that we could make rather than buy. 
We painted a big black rectangle on the kitchen wall with blackboard paint which for some unknown reason amused the kids to the point of hysterical giggles.
Blackboard paint
I had nothing to do with the cutting of the picture rail other than holding the "non-being cut end", but found that varnishing it was ridiculously therapeutic.

The lovely blackboard fairies put it all together when I wasn't looking so I don't have any photos of this stage, but the next thing I know VOILA :
Look at how lovely it looks!
And an action shot:
The recipes are for homemade naan bread and rice pudding  ; )


  1. Looks lovely with the frame in place. Bravo!

    1. Thank you - we've painted it aswell and it looks really cosy now : )

  2. What a great idea. Painting really boresme, so any ime you want to do some, feel free to visit!!!


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