When painting the office, I decided I wanted one wall that was chalkboard paint so I could write reminders for the month on the wall.
Chalkboard paint is actually really expensive to buy and I wanted it in the same colour as my other office walls, so just decided to make my own!
I mixed 2 cups of latex paint with 2 tablespoons of non-cement grouting (that was conveniently left over from when the tile fitters did the kitchen splashbask!) really well until there were no lumps.
I then painted the wall in the same way as the other walls in the office. The key was to make sure it was all covered in a thin layer and not slapped on too thickly.
Once it was dry, I lightly sanded the whole wall with 120 grit sandpaper.
I then "cured" the wall by rubbing chalk all over it and then wiping it off with a wet cloth.
I can now write down what's happening for the month and hopefully not miss another birthday, as I have a nasty habit of doing!
So, now if I look at my wall I've got my half marathon run and then have to call mum to say Happy Mother's Day!