Umm folks, my baby boy turned one yesterday and I think I was on the verge of an emotional breakdown!
Okay, okay, maybe thats a slight exaggeration BUT I’m not typically the sentimental type and yet his first birthday brought it right out of me. We have planned just to have the two babies and it’s never really bothered me too bad but it all hit me the night before he turned one. I suddenly got all this emotion…. our baby is now considered a TODDLER…?!, we will more than likely never experience a baby in our home again and soon enough both of my babies will be in school and then what am I to do? Ahhh… the life of a mommy.
Well, now that I feel like I need to pay you for a therapy session, on to bloggy things…
I am loving a “blank slate” for a house! It’s so fun to have a whole new place to fill with our family’s things and to try to make it our own. I’m big on having a kid-friendly home so kids feel like it’s their space too and that they’re not just living in mom and dad’s “untouchable’s”. Kids grow up soon enough so why not let them enjoy their house too as little ones? We currently have most of our space filled in our house but there was one dead wall that just was SCREAMING for help every time I walked by it.
It’s right by the bedrooms so I definitely wanted it to be a fun not stiff space. I figured I haven’t done my fair share of chalkboards in this house yet (not even one small teensy-tiny chalkboard) so a chalkboard wall is what it would become. It was the easiest project I’ve done to date! I was able to conquer it all while my boy took a nap and it was dry by the time he was up! Check out how easy it is….
1) Using painter’s tape, tape off your shape onto your wall. (You can do anything from a basic square to how the outline of a house like I did.)
2. Now fill in the tape using your chalkboard paint.
3. Once it’s dry, peel off the tape and voila!
As you can see the kids are already putting it to use…
Now, back to painting our built-ins that I’ve been working on for…. ughh, THREE weeks now!
Patience is a virtue…patience is a virtue…patience is a virtue…
Wish me luck!