Painting the kitchen wall chalkboard black with the left over paint from my graduate work was on the January holiday 'get it done' list. I'd been waiting for just the right day to do it - that is one where both the courage and the energy for the job co- incided. In the end no energy was forthcoming so I just went with the courage bit and 'soldiered' through on automatic (yes, brave me). It was a case of Now or Never - I'd been thinking about it for ages. However the 'no energy' bit explains the slightly crap job I did of it. Cutting in with black is an art for steady hands and patience. But from a distance you can't tell.
As our living area is very open planned it's hard to miss this new black wall. But my partner is oblivious to such things and it was entertaining for us to see how long it would take him on arriving home before noticing. In the end we just had to point it out otherwise it could have been a very long night.
My verdict? It's too black, and a bit startling the way no light reflects off it. I think the next step might be softening it with the chalk duster....I do like however the way it makes the 'yet to be professionally wired in' vintage chandelier stand out.
In other holiday projects ticked off....behold the gleaming cutlery drawer (and new highpoint in blogging). Wish I'd taken the before photo - it was putrid. How does a cutlery drawer get so dirty when you only ever put clean stuff in there? It's a mystery...