Ok, so I did it, the whole wall in the kitchen is painted black with chalkboard paint.
After getting one coat done I stepped back to take a look and there was a humongous wall staring back at me. This was going against everything I've ever tried to do in this house...open it up and make it feel light and airy.
One of the first things we did when we bought this house was open up the tiny doorway between the living room and kitchen. It was one of the best things we ever did and allowed us to have a kitchen island.
I figured because I was painting a small wall it would be fine. It wasn't, instead of the doorway feeling open like it did, it felt closed in.
Here is another before...
Sadly, I'm going to paint it back the way it was. Mr. 65th wants to keep it so we can have fun with it over the holidays. He already had a fantastic idea to draw Santa and his sleigh on this wall and a few reindeer flying over the doorway with Rudolph leading the way, but it's already taped so I'm hoping to just paint over it and all will be ok....I really don't want to paint the ceiling right now.
This will be a great test for the frog tape I used. If I'm able to paint it black then back to the original color with two coats and not have bleed through along the ceiling it will be a miracle! Aura paint from Benjamin Moore has a built in primer, I used it in this room originally so we shall see how it performs going over black.
I still love idea of a chalkboard wall but for me this just isn't the right spot for one. You probably weren't expecting this were you? Maybe in a different house I will have the perfect wall to draw on.