It’s been done to death…but I’m going to do it anyway!

I know, I know…I’m totally late on the game on this!  I think chalkboard walls may have been done to death.  But I have not done one, so let’s say it is new to me! :)  This is the latest photo I have of the dining room.  I don’t know what I am doing with the table…disregard that, it was a trial.  I did not like it.


The dining room has barely been touched. It has had an identity crisis since we moved in.  But now I am working on it.  It’s been tough making up my mind on what to do with it, but I think that I am starting to have a vision…starting with the walls.

We have 2 large blank walls, one has a large mirror, and the other has my enlarged photo art.  They don’t match each other in style.  The chairs are mis matched.  I keep putting down a rug, and then removing it, then putting it back, then removing it again.  Anyway, I won’t go on and on about the dining room decor…this is about the walls.  Since they are both large and blank, I thought it’d be perfect for a chalkboard wall.

Better Remade | Chalk Board Wall{via}

Lucy is kind of young…yes, but I imagine her enjoying it in a few years.  And I guess until then, I can enjoy it.  I have no idea what I am doing to draw on it.  It feels like a lot of pressure.  My fear is that I will make random to do lists that will stay up for months.  Somehow I manage to keep grocery lists on scraps of paper for weeks.  A part of me goes back and forth on whether I should do it.

Wait, I may have just changed my mind though…mid post.  I did a pinterest search.

Better Remade | Chalk Board Wall{via}

Better Remade | Chalk Board Wall{via}

Better Remade | Chalk Board Wall{via}

Love these frames.  Great idea for a quick change gallery wall!

Better Remade | Chalk Board Wall{via}

Better Remade | Chalk Board Wall{via}

Look at these!  They are awesome!  The wheels in my head are starting to turn.  Anyone come across some great chalkboard walls?

6 thoughts on “It’s been done to death…but I’m going to do it anyway!

  1. heartofhope10 says:

    I have one in my kitchen, we use it for a countdown to special days, menu’s for when people come over, and notes to each other! Such a neat idea-you’ll love it!

  2. Jillian says:

    Love this & glad to see a new post from you :) I must confess, I have a can of chalk board paint in my garage, with another can of magnet paint to paint under the chalk board paint…I haven’t sprung into using it yet…but image I will do so sooner than later…so keep us posted!

  3. Kathy FS says:

    How timely! I bought some black chalkboard paint with the vague thought of inexpensively updating the old wood kitchen cabinets at the condo. I was only brave enough to paint one panel; now I need input from my co-owner before I proceed :) Though, on our next trip there I’m going to paint behind the washing machines and draw chalk trees, like the sample on your blog. Thanks for the inspiration, dear!

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