And here's the result!
For Thanksgiving, everyone in our family (or even just visitors to our home) is listing one thing they're thankful for each day, for me to add to the wall. This is just our list so far -- I can wait to see how it looks by Thanksgiving!
I made dark grey chalkboard paint using this formula from Martha Stewart. It was very easy, but it did use a LOT more paint than I expected -- I was scraping out every drop of my quart of paint to finish this little wall.
I also did a little reorganizing with the accessories for the season.
PS - If you'd like to see what this wall looked like by Thanksgiving, I've posted it here.