Friday, January 3, 2014

You're not writing on the wall?


So I got myself up to a bit of mischief this Christmas holiday. I took a break from blogging but not because I was leaving my house alone.

I had a few projects creep out of my head and onto our walls etc and this one is up first.

The wall by our main floor bathroom was just begging for something more dramatic than wall paint. I had considered wallpapering it with a fantastic print for probably 2 years but decided on the more budget friendly route for now as the wallpaper I was looking at was a little out of my reach. Can we say yikes at 295.00 per roll?

I went with good old fashion chalkboard paint for a nice smooth zinc look.


I was hemming and hawing about the colour of the chalkboard as I really wanted it to be the old school green but seeing as I couldn't find the green paint locally and the project was itching my scalp to get done, black it was. I painted the wall, seasoned it with the back of a chalk stick, wiped it clean with a magic eraser and ta da. Finito!



 i did not paint this wall to draw on like so many others, i just wanted the depth and interest. i hung a huge antler i had over my botanical chart and love the results. it's rustic meets science.  i was hunting for a white deer head like the one in our basement and found some awesome resin options on etsy but for the sake of keeping this diy cheap, i used something i already had.



 a complete view from bathroom to the kitchen. the christmas tree is down and the house is back to breathing it's normal spaces. i put so much away (don't start laughing at me, this is as sparse as maximalists get) and am enjoying the lack of glitter.
i will be showing some of our winter spaces over the next few weeks along with a few more of our crazy projects.




 


Happy Friday everyone!



17 comments :

  1. I love the black finish and chalkboard is always a favorite of mine. I've considered wallpaper before, too, but just couldn't justify the investment.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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    1. thanks angela. the really nice wallpapers i like are just so much stinking money. i couldn't justify it either right now.

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  2. love the wall. I wouldn't write on it either.

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  3. Oh how I love the wall. Thanks for inspiring me with each and every post.

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    1. you are so welcome. we all have to get inspired somewhere. hmmm a blog post idea for the future

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  4. it's perfect! you know i love a good chalkboard wall!

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  5. Trust me, chalkboard paint was the right choice! Our house was wallpapered in many rooms when we moved in ten years ago, now the paper styles are outdated and a pain to remove......can't go wrong with the old stand-by paint! xoKathleen

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    1. i know what you mean. we only had to remove borders (horrors) when we moved in here but it was still a lot of work. i keep looking at the big graphic ones though. thanks for visiting.

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  6. Awesome, Meg. The dark is lovely and dramatic and I really think it makes your greens pop. Love the wide angle photo, did you use a special lense?

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    1. thanks elizabeth. i think so too especially after seeing the photos. the green really stands out there now. i keep meaning to write a post about my new camera and will in the near future as i have had quite a few photo questions as of late. this lens was a sigma 19mm f2.8 just for reference though. wide but i would still like wider in the future but need to save my pennies for it.

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  7. Hi Meg, now I am frantically looking for a wall in my house to do this with. It looks absolutely terrific! Jane

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  8. Beautiful patina style! I love the pale wood and green.

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  9. Gorgeous! And I love that you didn't have to write on it to use chalkboard. I love the idea of just hanging things on a chalkboard wall. What a beautiful space! Thanks for sharing! Happy Wednesday to you!

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  10. Oh wow I just love this...the greens, the textures, the brown tones with patina, the lovely wall. Just beautiful and inspiring! Pinning : )

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  11. i adore
    everything single thing
    about this space
    and just pinned it!

    we write on our dining room wall
    (it's for autographs)
    so i'm all for the idea

    would love for you to share
    at Fridays Unfolded this week!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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