Chalkboard Calendar 2

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  • Memories by Emilie 5y

    I just LOVE this idea...did you use the chalkboard paint like Martha? How long did it take you to tape all the different squares out...what was your start to finish timeline? thx
  • Allison Waken 5y

    Thank you - I did use chalkboard paint! I started it later one evening and I live in AZ where it's very dry so paint tends to dry quickly. I sanded and primered and had to wait a while for the primer to dry. Then 2 coats of paint then drew guides with a pencil and taped off some squares at a time. I'd say probably 4 hours for the squares but that was a lot of going inside and waiting for the paint to dry so I could do the next squares. I worked on it over 2 days. I recommend a couple coats on each square though so you have enough to sand through to make it smooth. There's a few spots where I sanded through the lighter color because it was thinner.
  • Allison Waken 5y

    It is painted on something called hardboard that I picked up at the hardware store, my walls are too textured for chalkboard paint.
  • Heath Ashli 5y

  • otherpiecesofme 4y

    Hi there...I am interested in using this picture for a blog post for the FLOR design blog, Musings: www.flor.com/blog. Would you be willing to let me use the photo? Thanks, Miriam otherpiecesofme at gmail dot com
  • Allison Waken 4y

    Miriam - I emailed you as well, but yes feel free to use this or any other photo of mine!
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