Thanks for the sweet comments! To answer a few questions....yes my husband is very, very nice and he lets me do pretty much whatever I want to do as far as decorating goes. He usually likes what I do and is very supportive. Remember, he was the one who financed (when we didn't have much to finance with...) the watermelon patch (the little shop that I opened, sold about 3 things and closed several months later :) he didn't even complain.
About the magnets....they stick in a certain area....but they have to be certain magnets, and if it is a clip magnet, I have to be very careful how much I clip to it. I would probably never do a magnetic wall again, but if you wanted to do something smaller (like Laura, and Heather, I think you guys mentioned a door, and the side of a desk?) I think it would work better, you could easily do lots of coats.
Trish, I thought the same thing you did- that the wall matches our patchwork skirts! In fact, I think subconsciously that whole wall combo was inspired by my favorite outfit, I wear a black shirt with that skirt. LOVE that skirt, it reminds me of NY and my sister :) !!!
I am just thankful that it turned out better than expected, there have been too many times to count where I have had to paint over a mess.