Chalkboard walls in bathroom

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Start Each Morning with a Love Note to Yourself
A lipstick "You've got this!" message on the mirror is an upbeat way to rev yourself up for that 8:30 a.m. board meeting. Why not take things a step further (and avoid the smudgy, smeary cleanup afterward)? Home in the Country blogger Jennifer Ross recommends painting the top half of your walls with chalkboard paint, then leaving a jar of white chalk on a shelf or on top of the toilet tank. Guests can leave inspiring quotes or messages, and in white, the chalk dust is hardly noticeable (neon, not so much, Ross learned).