Ah the benefits of having keys. The cafe I work at the in the Garneau area of Edmonton (near the U of A) is a pretty bustling place. It has a pretty cool interior. The main wall opposite the espresso bar area is all exposed brick, and the floor was restored back to it's original state (and I can't for the life of me think of what the type and style of our floor is called) from the carpet it was covered with when our space was a pizza joint for 40 some odd years. The wall behind the espresso bar is painted in black chalk board and magnetic paint, and since we opened, this cafe has sported a magnetic menu. I kept joking that they shouldn't have told me it was a chalk board wall....that is a lot of 'empty canvas' and I just so happen to have a small arsenal of chalk at home AND a key AND security code to the place.I mean...that could spell trouble.
But I was patient. And one day....my boss said go for it! So here is how it looks so far:
There is still a space above the cupboards to the right of the kitchen door that I need to tackle. Tonight, and then the menu board/wall is complete. Gosh I love working with chalk and getting chalky fingers...and leaving little chalky finger prints everywhere. I cleaned them all up though before I left the cafe late last night.