12.28.2013

Chalking it up...

I am a huge fan of Melaine over at My Sweet Savannah.  Our colours and decorating styles are similar, and she is just a nice person all the way around.   One of the features of her kitchen that I love is her giant chalk board wall.  When we moved into this house I knew I wanted to do a wall similar to hers, but wasn't sure which wall to paint.

The one wall already has double doors to our extra pantry that have been painted in ASCP Graphite.  Painting that wall in chalkboard would have looked a bit odd to me with the white frame around the door...


So I opted for the wall to the side of it.  It's angled toward the kitchen, but visible from the living room.

So I woke up one morning and just dove into the paint.  It only took me three plus hours to get it all covered and then go back and cut in with the wall paint to create a straight edge.

Instagram photo...

When Travis got home from work it took him less than 1.5 seconds to notice it.  Then being the sweet man that he is, he helped me condition it by running a piece of chalk sideways all over it and then erasing it.  Always do this to new chalk surfaces to ensure that the first thing you write on it doesn't leave a lasting impression.  Like forever.

I hung up Bessie and her wreath along with my Grandfather's class picture.  I am loving the look of the chalky wall, but haven't really wanted to write on it yet.  I just like the look.








Oh, and that lovely frame for my Grandpa's highschool graduation picture?  Melaine made that.


I tend to mull ideas over in my mind for a minute or two and then when the mood strikes I just do it.

What spur of the moment decorating decisions have you made lately?


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12 comments:

  1. the same decision you just made actually. i haven't posted about it yet and will probably not write on the wall but i agree the look just adds something doesn't it?

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    1. Cannot wait to see it! Chalkboard/Graphite has always seemed warm and cozy to me ;)

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  2. Love it...you need to write the word MOO to the side of the cow head lol...pretty!

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    1. I thought about Mooey Christmas at the holidays, lol!

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  3. it looks beautiful! what a nice addition to your already darling kitchen :)

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    1. Thank you! I am liking the chalkiness of the whole thing too!

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  4. I've been toying with chalkboard wall. This is classic.

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  5. love . . . love . . . love your chalkboard wall.

    I also love your wall clock.

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    1. Thank you, the clock is Emma Bridgewater from England. I am in love with all of her pottery :)

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    1. Thank you!! Happy New year to you too :)

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Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia