As I mentioned last time, before I could use the chalkboard wall, we had to let it dry for 3 days and then condition it. Conditioning a chalkboard wall basically consists of rubbing the side of a piece of chalk over the entire thing and then wiping it off. If you don't condition it, even when you wipe away what you've written, you'll still see the outline of the words. Conditioning the wall gives it a base of chalk dust so that whatever you choose to erase disappears into what's already there. It's not nearly as time consuming as it sounds but you WILL go through a lot of chalk. The whole wall took about 5 or 6 pieces of chalk.
Once the entire wall was finished, the chalkboard wall was (at last!!!) ready for use! I plan to use it for reminders (anything from remembering to send an email to mantras or goals I want to remember), design sketches, or just little notes and quotes. The boyfriend wants to use it to sketch out tech designs and plans - so I'll have to make sure I don't commandeer the entire wall with inspirational quotes and sketches of Bergère chairs, haha.
- The Plan
- The Bookcase (Phase 1)
- Choosing the Rug
- Chalkboard Wall