Time to give them a punch in the gut. But how do you do that? you ask. Taking a inspirational cue from this blogger’s post Making Progress (about his fabulous dining room), I saw black as my answer.
To make sure my new edges remain as crisp as the old, I taped off the edge and painted the inside edge with the original white. If it bleeds, it will bleed the colour already on the wall. What? Genius!
If you want a more detailed step by step, check this out. Peel off the tape before the paint is fully dry.
Just look at this edge. Seriously, sharp enough to slice a tomato.
Time to re-dress the walls. But wait! There’s more! After I put up the artwork on the big wall, I felt like it needed a little finishing touch. Pulled out the level, measuring tape and chalk. With the chalk, I framed out the black panels with a double line. Yes, I could have used a paint pen or I could have painted it in, but I didn’t want it permanent just yet. Besides, I wanted a less formal feel.
Don’t ask me if I removed the artwork before I drew in the chalk lines… you know I didn’t.
And no, I did not use blackboard paint to begin with, though you could. I used basic flat black- Behr brand from the Home Depot . You can still draw with chalk on regularly painted walls, it still wipes off with a damp cloth. Years ago I used to write phrases on my kitchen wall in chalk. No one told me I couldn’t, so I am now telling you that you can! If it rubs off, put it back on. If you make a mistake, wipe it off and try again. Sheesh, could it get any easier?
Next, I found an old frame, inserted wrapping paper into it that I held in place on the glass with this glue.
Instant white board for messages, postcards, reminders, whatever! Black things got painted white.
Black is so slimming. Now, don’t get too fond of this set-up, I feel a change coming on…..