September 25, 2013

Chalkboard Wall

I love chalkboard walls and today I finally took the plunge by having one wall in my kitchen painted with chalkboard paint.    At one time I was going to paint another larger wall with chalkboard paint and frame out my yearling calf head from Décor Steal with an old frame I have but after giving it a lot of thought went with my original plan to paint the smaller wall area going into my laundry room.    I did cheat and have my painter come and paint it for me because of my frozen shoulder situation but I’m going to have so much fun decorating it when he’s done!    Of course, the problem for me is I’m going to have to wait 3 days to do that as the directions say to not “cure” (rubbing it with chalk) it until for at least that long.    But I  will be putting my touch to that wall by this weekend….can’t wait!

Now here are a couple of photos I took this morning and as you can see there is nothing staged about it.    Everything is a mess but I’m loving that wall!

PicMonkey Collage

The walls are painted in Latte and it’s a good neutral color that looks great with the chalkboard paint.   You’ll have to be sure and come back and see it after I put up all my “pretties”!

I’m debating on having the french door painted white to match the trim.   I don’t mind that it's black like the wall and I do have white trim (wish I didn’t have that 80’s chair rail but that’s another story).   I’m going to see how I like the french door painted black for a while and if I just don’t like it my painter will come back and paint it out white for me.    I’m going to be adding lots of white accents (frames, plates, etc) so I’m hoping that will off set the black door….what do you think?

Thank you for dropping by today!

9 comments:

Ron said...

I love a chalkboard wall. It looks great! Personally, I like the black door. White accents are the way to geaux. xo

Simply LKJ said...

Love it. My youngest has a chalkboard wall in her room here at home. And, they made a gigantic chalkboard for their kitchen at school. I like the black door, makes it look cohesive. By the way, they do make "dustless" chalk...not entirely dustless, but better than the plain old kind. Got ours at Hobby Lobby. Oh, and we used white sidewalk chalk to prep ours. The little ones take forever!!

Stacey said...

I think it looks great! I like the contrast of the black and white. Never would have thought of the chair rail as an 80s thing either. You'll have fun with that wall.

Diana @ our vintage home love said...

Oh that looks great!! You are so lucky, I would love to do a chalkboard wall but our walls are sooooo heavily textured it would be impossible to write on them with chalk. I'm sure you will have so much fun with that wall! xo

Deserae said...

It looks great....I can't wait to see it once you add all your goodies! I never knew chair rail was an 80's thing....I didn't realize molding could go out of style?!?!
~Des

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That looks great...can't wait to see it all done up!

Kelly said...

I love it! It reminds me of the one on MMS blog and My Sweet Savannah. Can't wait to see it all finished!

NanaDiana said...

Loving the chalkboard wall. I have to say that I really LIKE the black door with the backdrop of the wall being black also. I can't wait to see more, Judy! xo Diana

Brandi said...

Such a neat idea. I love the chalkboard wall. I recently painted a my son's closet doors with chalkboard paint too.

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