This post all starts with a simple gift. This:
No, not the super cool chicken. The awesome chalkboard! A few months back, my mom bought it for me as a housewarming present. I loved my little kitchen chalkboard so much my mind turned to how we could take it to the next level. So I started looking for inspiration online.
This might be a little too much chalkboard…but it’s very cool. Seriously, how else would strangers know where you keep your comprehensive collection of ashtrays??
Still a lot of chalkboard, but I love the stark contrast with the white in this kitchen..
DING DING DING!! We have a winner!
Originally I considered painting a large, blank wall in my kitchen, as a chalkboard, but the wall is textured and would be way too much visual space. We considered building a faux frame on the wall and maybe painting it a fun, bright color (Teal is one of my all time faves), but it still seemed like it might be too much. Here’s the wall as it looks currently, with charming paint swatches (we’re painting in April).
Then it hit me:
Well lookee-loo what we have here!
Seriously, how do you describe this? I know part of the cabinetry for the kitchen (it charmingly hides the refrigerator, which otherwise would totally be visible from the living room), but it just feels so random.
It is as if this cabinetry has been sitting here, waiting its whole life for a purpose. And that purpose, is to become a chalkboard for me to write sassy messages on.
Any other great ideas for chalkboard paint? Have you ever tried using chalkboard paint anywhere in your house?