Aaaah... A whole week home alone with nothing scheduled. Nice.
I've been completely enjoying being a recluse, and doing a few (very few) chores around the house.
Last night as I was heading to bed about midnight, I passed this blank wall and could stand it no longer. I brought out the step ladder and chalk. Yep...midnight.
I read somewhere that you need to 'prime' a new chalkboard by chalking over the whole thing, wipe it off with a damp cloth, and let it dry completely. That is supposed to keep the initial art from being 'burned' onto the surface. I kind of like the chalkboard-y nature of the result, but if I want it back to a nice crisp black, I'll wipe it down with a water/vinegar mixture.
The 'art' I put up is pretty rough...the result of going in without a real plan...no measuring...no leveling...just a wish.
I woke up this morning and was happy to see the chalk art done. My wish did not come true, but I guess I'll have to put some backbone and elbow grease into that wish.
And I'm still working on a plan that will camouflage that sore thumb of a thermostat.