The first time I walked through this house I found a small mystery in the laundry room. Besides the scary carpet, broken desk, the hole in the ceiling and the trash that had been left behind, part of the wall had been boarded up. Looking behind the boards we found exposed pipes for a washing machine. Why had they covered this up? Was the piping illegal? Were they afraid it would explode? Was it a secret door to another dimension? Some questions never got answers.
After a bad paint job, where they painted around the boards before they removed the boards, we finally took possession of the house and moved in. This was in the laundry room:
I took that board, turned it upside down, removed the rusty nails and drug it outside:
I washed it off and then painted it with a base coat:
And then I painted one side with chalkboard paint:
After fixing up the laundry room, I moved the board back in:
and added some chalk!