So my daughter’s room didn’t get 100% completed before baby arrived, BUT at least she was able to move in a few weeks ago! Today, I’m going to share a small portion of her room with you. This will give you a really big glimpse at how much work has gone into this room and what a big transformation has taken place.
Since this is her ‘big girl’ room, I wanted to make it a space for her to not only sleep in but to play in as well. We don’t have a very big house so I wanted her to feel like she had a space of her own to play and create. Which led me to putting in a big chalkboard wall for her enjoyment (plus-I really liked the look of the accent wall!).
Ta-da! Here is Miss E’s little toddler work station!
I’m really glad I took the plunge and painted the wall. I love how it looks in her new room and she is absolutely loving it. I love seeing all of her beautiful scribbles all over the wall and seeing how excited she is about it.
The wall was really easy to create, especially using ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape.
Here is a quick list of supplies:
- Chalkboard Paint
- Small Roller Brush
- Small Edging Brush
Ok, so are you ready for the before pictures of this wall? You may be, but I’m not sure I am. It’s actually a little embarrassing how this space looked before….
Keep in mind this was our unfinished guest room + craft + storage + junk room before we turned it into Miss E’s new room!
Once we cleared out the room, I taped off the wall using ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and gave it a coat of primer.
Then, using a small foam roller, I applied the chalkboard paint. I needed about two coats to make it really dark and rich.
The roller worked great for the wall but I still needed a small brush for the edges.
After letting the coat dry, I gently peeled off the tape to show my beautiful straight lines thanks to my ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape.
I’m hoping to make some more progress on the room soon, but right now I’m just enjoying some snuggle time with my new baby boy :)
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