When we moved into our house, I hung an old picture and some plates willy-nilly behind the table in our kitchen just to take up blank wall space. I was never satisfied at all with the space, so I decided recently to give everything a facelift, just in time for my daughter’s fourth birthday party. (For a glimpse into my crazy mind as to why I would choose such a busy week to update my kitchen, read this post on my self-diagnosis as a perfectionist-procrastinator. 😉
I knew I wanted two things for this wall: a large chalkboard (inspired by Madigan Made) and shelving. The shelves at my beloved Hobby Lobby were on sale for half off that week, so I opted to take the easy route and buy pre-made. Sometimes that is just the ticket for this lady!
For the chalkboard, I repurposed this painting, which used to hang above the bed in our master bedroom. It wasn’t necessarily hideous or anything, but it’s certainly worn out its welcome in terms of my current decor preferences. What I loved about it, though, was the potential of the decorative carving in the frame.
With a bit of primer, red paint and chalkboard paint, I spruced it up to fit this space. I am tickled pink with the result!
I loved being able to use the chalkboard for a fun birthday message to display behind the table during Charlotte’s birthday party, too! (Full details on her sea-themed party are coming next week, so stay tuned!)
I hope you’re inspired to think of some easy ways to breathe new life into a space in your home! Thanks so much for stopping by.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
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