Fulfilling Your Pattern Needs
Published by Shana | Filed under Home
I’m thinking about buying a house. Emphasis thinking.
For a creative person, I suck at interior design. Suck. Loudly and with great annoyance. I’m already looking at cool things I can do to decorate said undecided-upon house. My priorities are firmly in order.
I’m going to start posting ideas and such up here, along with my random house related finds.
Find one – turn any paint into chalkboard paint. Thank you Martha. I would LOVE to have a chalkboard wall. Dark blue with notes about grocerys or little drawings or death threats to roommates.
Custom Colors How-To
Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. For small areas, such as a door panel, mix 1 cup at a time.
1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.
2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.
3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.
4. To condition: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface. Wipe away residue with a barely damp sponge.