Ugh. I'm so bothered by my recent DIY mess up. If I've got to fail on a craft, why can't it be some ridiculously complicated procedure that's never been accomplished before in competition, like the quadruple axel of craftiness?
But no... I had to fail on a chalkboard. Something that I've done before (along with 90% of the crafty world), with success. Even after I primed (seasoned) my boys' closet doors you'd never know it was supposed to be a chalkboard; it just wouldn't erase. Ghosts of writing past everywhere. I tried seasoning it again, and again. I sanded it. I did a
rain chalk dance. I crossed all my fingers. Twice! Boo. Hiss.
Do you know how long it takes to prime a chalkboard this size? How many pieces of chalk it takes? Blerg.
Has anyone else run into a problem like this before? I've pulled the doors down and I'm going to sand them as smooth as possible and then try spray chalkboard paint instead of my old brush-on can (I don't know, maybe it's old? Does chalkboard paint go bad??)
Send any tips my way... I have no idea what went wrong. Wish it had gone wrong on a 5x7 chalkboard instead of two bifold doors. :)