This wall needed something. It is the wall in the kitchen with the pantry....facing the side door to outside and facing the washer/dryer closet. It had a whitish wallpaper on the top and bottom of the chair rail.
First step- rip off the wallpaper- the top came off pretty easy, the bottom part of the wall was a challenge. About half of the wallpaper was not coming off- even when I used Diff.
Here the top is getting primed with a magnetic primer. This stuff is heavy! All of the magnetic stuff sinks to the bottom and you have to stir, stir, stir. It didn't work that well even after all of the stirring. I gave up and put about 2 coats on all and then concentrated on the middle section and painted about 6 coats. Even then magnets don't stick that great.
At this point I have NO idea what I am going to do with the bottom part of the wall. (and I am feeling a little more than crazy for starting another new project.....)
Now we have the chalkboard paint on there and I am LOVING it. More than I even thought. SO many possibilities. And I just love how it looks. Who would have thought a black wall would make me so happy!
In an act of DESPERATION, I started to cut pieces of scrapbook paper and tape them to the bottom of the wall.I thought it would be a quick, temporary fix.....now I adore the look and will never take it off!!!
Then I talked to my genius of a friend, Denise, and she suggested that I use wallpaper paste on the back, and maybe decoupage the front. So we will try that and see if it works. In any case, I am happy, happy. I can see doing that to more of the kitchen and maybe as a back splash.
Then I found this shelf at Goodwill, and am in the midst of painting it black. Now, finally, the Mod Podge is on display right where it belongs :)
Jes, notice the cute green bags :) I will have a hard time giving them away!
I was thinking some artsy posters might be cute on that black wall too. Here is somewhere you could go if you wanted to get some kitchen wall art.