You can go here to hear all my musings about what I wanted to do in my kitchen….
here is my embarrassing before….were I basically was slapping things on the wall so it wouldn’t echo..
and here was my 4 options that I was thinking of doing….
are you ready for the big reveal???? (going to pretend that it’s not in the title!)
(I did pull in the photo ledges HERE)
Chalkboard is a trend that I hope never leaves (even though it was nowhere to be seen around CHA) I love the look of it.
And I made this baby all by myself…(cause whenever I try to tell husband about my hair brained schemes he totally tries to talk me out of it….)
I started by painting directly on the wall (my wall isn’t super textured…and I really wasn’t going to have my kids color on it too much) You might want to buy a plywood sheet and hang that instead!
I used THIS CHALKBOARD PAINT (and there was a TON left over!) So I’m going to say I only used about $5 of it. Just marked it with some painter’s tape and went to town.
I grabbed some wood and stained them
Then cut each one to fit (the corner are 45 degree angles) I didn’t use any fancy cutter. just my handheld scroll saw.
and nailed them to the wall. It wasn’t an exact science..and I don’t fancy myself an experienced word worker–but you just make a giant frame!
After it was up I found these fun corner braces:
I spray painted them with brown and used sand paper to scuff them up to give them a nice used industrial look-
and added some cheap dollar letters from Michaels and some vinyl (you can go HERE to read about how to cut vinyl for long projects!)
I hung an old curtain rod that I had leftover from my old house underneath the chalkboard.
Then bought some S hooks and hund some cans to hold chalk and eraserI added in a fun wire basket I found at TJ MAXX(used it be flowers…)
and a fun painted cuckoo clock in the corner
and added some new bars stools from Target
Glad you went with the chalkboard. And LOVE those bar stools. I saw your 2014 blog for the first time today and was wondering what you ended up choosing. Did you paint your pantry door the blue color for another shot of color?
I ABSOLUTELY love what you did! I’ve been looking to do something similar, but on a smaller wall between my kitchen and dining room. (Maybe because I’m too scared for it to be out in the open.) Your blog has given me the confidence I need to do it!
Amanda Steelman says
I am in LOVE with this chalkboard! So much so that I want to replicate your design in my middle school classroom. Would you mind sharing the font you used for the “sweet”? The look of the scroll at the end of the words is nice and I’m having a hard time finding one similar. Thanks in advance!
I can’t remember! But mf I love glitter has good scrolls http://www.dafont.com/mf-i-love-glitter.font