For a long time, I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with the walls in here because
a) there's a friggin chair rail right in the middle of the wall, which won't come off easily, and
b) the ceiling isn't WHITE, it's the same flesh-tone as the walls above the chair rail, so I couldn't paint the walls crisp white like I originally wanted, because I'm not going to paint the ceiling.
Here's the before shots, courtesy of the MLS listing...
Of course, once I fell in love with the idea I had to make it happen immediately. So I picked up a couple quarts of chalkboard paint from Lowe's (it doesn't come in gallons!?!) and luckily, it just took a TAD over one quart to do the entire room, two coats. I began painting around 10 pm Monday night. While the paint stick stood up in the can like a spoon in a DQ blizzard, it went on the walls surprisingly thin. I hate it when I have to do two coats of paint and this rarely happens because I'm a total painting ninja, but this case would be my exception. The back of the can told me to wait 24 HOURS before use (drawing) or recoat. Umm....
I was afraid I wouldn't have enough paint with my two quarts to complete two coats, but I did. I only took a smidge of the second quart to finish up a little corner. Now I have plenty for touch ups and other future projects.
Thanks for joining me on my studio transformation! And yes, I'm working on more than one room at a time. Gotta keep it real, folks.