Thursday, February 17, 2011

Chalk it up to live, we all need some art

I love the chalk walls I keep seeing in homes!
I think they are such a fun, unique thing to add to a kitchen or random blank space.
Chalkboard paint is inexpensive and you can finish the area off with some trim moulding painted in any color you want.
 Or spray an old mirror that already has a great frame around it!
It is so simple but has a great impact.

This one goes with the kitchen perfectly, it looks built in.

This one is more like permanent art rather than a note pad.
 I think chalkboard is a great foundation for sketches and drawings though.
 You could write your favorite quotes on it and then spray with a clear coat of paint or lacquer to seal it on forever.

Or jot down recipes!

I think this one over the buffet is my favorite.
 It would be fun to change up for different holidays or occasions too.

This is super artsy! Not sure if I have enough balls to paint my fridge though.

Here they used an old door and painted the glass window.
I think this is a great idea. I sprayed old single pane windows like this for my wedding and wrote the dinner and bar menus on them.

It didn't even think about doing a cabinet like this, what a fun way to leave messages for your family at home!

Do you have a chalkboard in your house?! If so, how do you use it?


andrea said...
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andrea said...

jess' chalkboard creation. <3 it:

Angela said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of painting a chalkboard wall in the kitchen! You've just given me a great idea. I want to remod the kitchen, when the $ allows us to, and I have the PERFECT area!!
And I totally agree w/u about the fridge! ha

Nikki said...

I love the fridge! You have the balls!

Love, Chelsea said...

This is awesome. I did this in my room senior year of college. I used magnetic chalkboard paint, which would be good for the fridge. I'm totally doing this in Lily's playroom area!

Graciepie said...

Andrea- I thought of Jess's creation while i was writting this actually. It was a great idea.