I finished! I can't believe I actually kept my fchalk away from this for 3 whole days! Once it was all dry I "seasoned" my chalkboard by running the long flat side of my chalk all over the board first vertically and horizontally.
Than I wiped it down with a soft dry cloth.
Next I looked up some chalkboard inspirations via Pinterest and started the fun! I free handed this, not too bad I think for my first try:)
I loved this project!