Season your chalkboard before writing - Now with any new chalkboard surface, you want to 'season' it. If you don't season it first, you'll get 'ghost' lines from your first drawing that usually won't disappear no matter how much you try to erase it. So 'seasoning' it usually prevents this. Just run a piece of chalk lengthwise on it, then erase. Now it's seasoned.
Chalkboard Chalk – white and colors Bowl or glass of water Damp rag – Do not use paper towels – they will leave a fiber residue on your board. I used a Handi-Wipe. Q-Tips – dipped in water are the best erasers to get into tight spots and fix mistakes. Sewing measuring tape or ruler Computer fonts or art print-outs, clippings, or stencils to use as visual guides Sketch pad and pencil
Copper kills slugs where as salt only dehydrates them, but they continue to live....Penny Ball for the garden. Pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue. I love this idea. It looks old and new and beautiful. I need this to keep the slugs off my strawberries! -- House of Hawthornes: Bowling Ball Yard Art
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TONS of great suggestions on what to do when building a new house. Pin and save for a later date.