Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Last year I bought a thing called Chalk Ink.  I thought they'd be easier to write with than regular chalk & they are but they DO NOT remove as easily as chalk. 

I purchased a pretty Santa Claus at Hobby Lobby that I hung on the chalkboard wall at Christmas & wrote part of Twas' the Night Before Christmas around it.  It was really cute & I'm almost positive that I have a picture somewhere. 

Anyway, I went to erase it today & this is what happened....

I scrub the top part for probably 30 minutes to get it to go away.  The bottom part will not erase no matter how hard I scrub!  I'm so upset because now I'm going to have repaint the chalkboard wall. 

So a lesson learned.  No more Chalk Ink pen.  There's a reason the old school chalk has been around forever.  If it ain't broke don't fix it right?

I'm working on the window above the sink right now.  I had a curtain there & had my husband take it down tonight to fix the hems.  They were way off.  I used one panel & made into two. 

Upon taking them down I realized that I never painted the sides & top of the window. Oops. I'm working on that now & trying to decide if I want the curtains back up or if I want to do something else. I have a gorgeous piece of art that I'm thinking about hanging there. It won't block the light coming in from the laundry room but still block enough of that room that you can't see the madness happening in there now.

If any of you have tips on how to get the chalk ink off the wall I'd greatly appreciate it.

Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!


  1. Oh no!! That is such a bummer, I'm sorry. I painted a chalkboard wall in my son's room and bought this dustless chalk. I mean, it's not a time machine, but for next time you know? :-)

  2. Try coke (soda) on the chalkboard. I am
    telling you it cleans it beautifully.

  3. Good to know on the chalk ink! I have no tips for you. But I like the art idea!