I'm a sucker for a good chalkboard and the floating shelves are just beautiful! I had visions of my own cake stands adorning our soon to be shelves.
And if you can remember back to when we first moved in and our buffet looked like this...
|I spy a chubby baby|
First M and I ripped all the wall paper off. This was actually really easy and didn't require any wallpaper remover. It must have been put up poorly. Then he sanded the wall down and floated it to make it smooth since our walls have texture to them. Later he painted it with chalk paint by Rustoleum and we let it sit for 3 days. After 3 days I seasoned the chalkboard by running chalk on it vertically and horizontally and wiping it off with a clean cloth. All new chalkboards need to have this done or else whatever you write on them will be "burned" into your board.
M measured, cut, and stained the shelves. We worked together to get them up and almost killed each other out of frustration while doing it. Gotta love holding a heavy shelf while standing precariously on our buffet and hunched over so our heads wouldn't hit the ceiling. Oh, and throw in a toddler tantrum right in the middle. Good times.
There is hardly any light in this particular spot in our house so please excuse the dark pictures. :/ My talented friend Danielle added some chalk art to our wall and I just love the finished product!
I really wish I could have you all over and show it to you in person because it looks so much better than the photos. I'm so happy with it and am ready to cross that off of our to-do list for our home. I just love making our house a home and I'm super grateful I've got a guy who is willing to help me do it!