I have teamed up with some amazing bloggers including Darlene, Carrie, and Amy, and we are all sharing projects and ideas today featuring Pantone's color of the year, emerald green, to help you both with home ideas, diy projects, fashion, and more. Click on the following images to check out the posts from the other ladies! Of course, you are already at the emerald chalkboard, so no need to click on that!
Now, you are going to have to pardon me a little, because I don't think my green is exactly emerald green, but I was working with what I had on hand (aka, no extra cost!).
This past weekend at the barn sale I purchased a frame from one of my fellow vendors, Charm City Farmhouse, and I knew I was going to make it into a chalkboard. In my head I was picturing a black one, but then remembered I was supposed to come up with something emerald by today.... oops. And I had green chalkboard paint on hand from Rustoleum, so I went with that. :) I measured the inset of the frame, and cut a piece of MDF o size. I gave it two coats of the chalkboard paint and allowed it to dry for 3.5 days. Why 3.5 days?? Because I painted it Sunday, and then Wednesday afternoon rolled around and I thought.... "Oh crap, I need to get that chalkboard put together and take some pictures of it! So you could let it cure for the 24 hours they suggest, or for 3.5 days- either way works. I rubbed it all over with chalk, wiped it off, and was ready to write. I chose a favorite line from my favorite song about the color green, and maybe the only song actually about the color green.
I am happy to branch out from the black chalkboard once in a while... I love how fresh it feels with the green!
While I was in the dining room, I snapped some pictures of how I freshened up the dining room after Christmas as well. Once all the decorations came down, I needed a "fresh" look in there, and I actually used emerald colored glass to do that. (And yes, that is a snowflake hanging down from the light fixture, but there is a reason for that.... more to come next week, maybe!)
I just love the clean and crisp feeling this color brings to a space! After all, "green is the color of Spring, and green can be cool and friendly like." (Thank you, Kermit the Frog).