it was late at night (hence the 'before' shots). the mister was watching football on tv. yawn. so i had an urge to do something constructive with my time in stead of being a lazy bones. and so i painted a pillar in our kitchen with blackboard paint. i'd wanted to for a while, to make notes and the like, but also for Stanley to draw on. maybe even giving me an extra five minutes of peace in the kitchen when washing up and cooking etc. and so in the words of frecklewonder prest-o! change-o! it was done. and rather pleased i am with it too.