We’ve had this little peel-and-stick chalkboard in the mud room/hallway/weird spot by the kitchen for years, and it was actually used all the time. Every week, when I plan our meals, they get listed on the “Menu.”
But after 3 or 4 years, not only was I tired of the shape, the corners began constantly peeling up. On Friday, I decided it was time for something different, so I stared at it and tried to think of what to replace it with.
I’m a slightly indecisive person. Worse than just being indecisive though, is when I have trouble deciding on something, I’ll often just do nothing instead of making a decision. (This is part of the reason for all the half-finished projects.)
As I looked at the curling-up chalkboard and couldn’t decide what to do, just the thought of having more indecisiveness and inaction hanging over my head was enough for me to copy our week’s menu to a piece of paper, rip the brittle chalkboard off the wall and paint the whole wall with chalkboard paint. Right then.
Problem solved. And as you can see, the house is kind of a disaster from all the projects we have going on right now.
I didn’t try to be too careful with the paint around the baseboard and upper wall since the baseboard is about to be replaced with taller stuff to match the rest of the house and the whole mud room area is also going to be repainted.
Side note: We actually had a pretty cool plan (I think it was pretty cool anyway) for this wall before we learned we’d probably be moving. I think what I’ll do before we leave the little house is have a before-and-after post for each room and then share what our planned projects were for each space.