Jun 21, 2012

The Writing on the Walls

For Easter this year, we decided to surprise Max with a chalkboard wall in the kitchen, and a box of chalk in his Easter basket. When he woke up at 5am (yes, I said 5am. The photos are so dark because the sun wasn't out yet), this is what he found...

It was so much fun that Max was big enough to really enjoy discovering a basket of goodies from the Easter Bunny. He quickly opened eggs (which were filled with healthy snacks like cereal and crackers) and scattered the "grass" from the basket, and then got down to the business of drawing.

I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in charcoal. Three coats gave me a nice functional chalkboard. I realize now that I could have bought a much cheaper chalkboard paint and mixed it to be a bit lighter, but this paint has a beautiful matte finish to it, and the color is a nice warm charcoal that fits nicely in our kitchen. I had snagged it months earlier at a local boutique , and I always like to support local and small business, even if it was a slightly more expensive route. Might I add that Max made the cutest little Easter baby? :)

Max still likes to draw on his chalkboard almost daily, and Ben and I enjoy it, too, to let out our creative sides! Here's what it's looking like these days. You can see it through the doorway of the den, so it's a fun way to greet visitors to our house.

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