Something I’ve never gotten around to getting Lili is a blackboard – easel or otherwise. I like the portable ones, but that will lead to it being deployed directly in my 2am kitchen path. I swear enough as it is, I don’t need more encouragement to add to my daughter’s vocabulary.
This same vocab that I didn’t use when our contractor didn’t buy the 4-6 panel room doors that I had in my home-ideas-scrap-book; instead he got 2 panel doors. Which I’m grateful for now. I can paint the two panel’s of Lili’s room with blackboard/school board paint! I’ve had the tin for months just waiting for a project or two.
In hindsight I should have probably sanded the panels before I started painting them. The doors are painted with an oil base, so the school board paint goes on all smudgy. But I beat that sucker by applying coat after coat after coat – eventually got an even cover.
The tin says to let the paint dry overnight. I did this projects while Lili was at school; she understood not to touch it, that it had to dry a whole night while she slept. But the next morning first thing after opening her eyes she was asking for chalk to draw.