The sellers accepted our offer and we got our house!
That's AWESOME!!!!! You're going to love it!
As for the wall with chalk board paint--GO FOR IT! They make dustless chalk now. It's not 100% dustless, but it's really not bad. You'll just have to mop/vacuum a lot.
Until you get your other stuff you can either just enjoy the extra space or scout yard sales/craigslist, etc. A lot of my stuff I've gotten used. Look for high quality stuff. You may pay a bit more but it'll last longer. You may find you don't need all the stuff on your list!
The layout sounds great. You'll have to post pics when you get them. :)
I'm SO excited for you! Congratulations!!
No ideas on the room- I am a horrible decorator! But I would love to see what you come up with!
IF YOU ARE DISTRESSED BY ANYTHING EXTERNAL, THE PAIN IS NOT DUE TO THE THING ITSELF, BUT TO YOUR ESTIMATE OF IT. AND THIS YOU HAVE THE POWER TO REVOKE AT ANY MOMENT --Marcus Aurelius
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.- Francesca Reigler