...and blogging from the Frothy Monkey Coffee Shop in the 12th Ave South district of Nashville drinking my double iced caramel latte. Ok. So that's not the reason I'm here. I am actually meeting a long lost friend that I went to Tech with. Long being a relative term- the last time I saw her was at my wedding 2 years ago. We've kept in touch via Facebook here and there but it'll be nice to re-kindle our relationship and bring my Nashville friend count up to 1. Go me! Moving on. The real reason that I am here is to show you my first attempt at using chalkboard paint! After Roger helped me get my studio organized I found the perfect wall to hang my warping board (for those of you who don't remember, that's a wooden frame with dowels sticking out that I use to measure each and every warp string I put on my loom- if you can't picture it, just wait a sec and I'll show you). Anyhow, I found the perfect wall. With weaving you have a TON of calculations you have to keep track of and access frequently during the whole process. What better place to keep track of those than the empty, [previously] useless space in the middle of my warping board! So that's where I tested out the paint. I measured, leveled, and taped off the area, then applied the first coat. I waited almost 24 hours (like the directions said) before applying the second coat. 24 hours after that, it was noon today and I could put it to use! Let's just say- PERFECT! I did some calculations for a piece of cloth I wanted to test out then I started winding my warp. Had I actually paid attention to what I had written, I would have a 6 foot warp instead of 3, but that's besides the point. I'll stop rambling and get to the pictures :)
Yay for chalkboard paint! So far I LOVE it :) I'll show you some pictures of my studio all put together sometime soon- promise!