Unfortunately, I did not take a before picture. My inspiration came from a picture I ran across on another blog months ago. (I would link to that blog now, but the URL will not open. It was called Vintage Remixed and it was lovely. Apparently it is no more. Too bad.) Anyway, my chalkboard looked very similar to this:
After a few coats of Heirloom White (thank you, Home Depot!), a lot of distressing, and a can of chalkboard paint, it now looks like this:
It makes a lovely addition to my son's nursery. I am changing the decor yet again, though, and am therefore selling it for $75. (My husband is thrilled, let me tell you! The poor man...) Local pick-up only in Mesa. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.