Since purchasing our home a few years back, we’ve spent a LOT of time renovating, stripping wallpaper, painting, refinishing, etc. on the INSIDE. It’s only been in the past year that we’ve been able to start tackling the curb appeal of our Cape-style house. I think I was so consumed by finishing up the interior projects, I just kept my eyes on the walkway and never looked up until I walked in the front door. Don’t get me wrong, our house is in pretty decent shape. But you wouldn’t know therein lives a woman consumed by making things pretty if you happen to pass by on the street.
Recently, we’ve been tossing around a few different ideas about putting up a privacy fence between the house and detached garage. It’s still a work in progress, but as we were walking around the yard, I started mulling over a way to say “Hi, there!” to anyone arriving in our driveway, short of putting up a banner. If (when) we move forward with the privacy fence, we’ll need to fix and extend the stepping stone walkway from driveway to backyard, so I thought I’d get a little creative and get a jump start with a few pavers coated in chalkboard paint.
Total win-win-win: I get to make something outside pretty, husband and guests get a cheery welcome as they arrive, and our daughter has a brand new place to get down with chalk. And, as it turns out, she’s already a pro hopscotcher. Only two and a half, and my little bunny’s got it down.
The best part? The chalkboard pavers wash off easily with a hose or a summer rainshower, so we can all have fun changing up our welcome messages. We’re having so much fun with these pavers, it wouldn’t surprise me if the pathway suddenly doubled in length.