Thursday, October 17, 2013

My New Kitchen Wall

I really hope a house can't have too many chalkboards because I just added another one. I love the look of the chalk markers so I had to try one out for myself.

Kitchen wall/ chalk marker - the colored door

This is how the wall was before. We have had this wine rack for a long time and as you can see it is mostly empty. Because I like wine. So there isn't usually much hanging around. And an empty wine rack doesn't look that good. Sometimes I didn't drink a bottle because then the rack would be empty and that just seemed wrong.  So down she came.

Kitchen wall before - the colored door

I started by putting the pictures on the floor so I could see how they looked together. I even put tape on the floor showing how wide the wall was, I am VERY visual.

Then I cut out pieces of paper the same size as the pictures and hung those up. I then measured where the hooks were on each picture and marked that on the paper so I could put the nail right into the paper and the picture hung right where I wanted it.

Kitchen wall templates - the colored door

I found these chalk markers at Michaels. They worked pretty good, but I would try a different brand if I bought more. You had to push down on the tip to release the paint/chalk and if it ran out half way through a letter it was hard to get it to look perfect when I went back. Maybe this is how they all are though.

chalk markers - the colored door

I put chalkboard paint on the last of my canvas stash. Here is where I painted over a canvas for my mantle. I really love the look of the chalk marker, it is so crisp and bright. And I finally found a permanent location for my watercolor "S". Here is a tutorial I did on watercolor letters. The mirror was a birthday present from Ballard Designs.

My new kitchen wall - the colored door

Kitchen wall - the colored door

I love this new corner, now it looks complete. The mixture of colors and finishes just feels perfect to me.

Kitchen wall - the colored door

Have you used a chalk marker before? What is your favorite brand?

Have a wonderful day!!

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  1. We also have a perpetually empty wine rack. I have no idea why we have it. I love the "crispness" that the chalk markers give! I am struggling with deciding how to arrange pictures on our walls, I might try your paper trick.

    1. I love the look of the chalk marker too. The paper trick is so helpful for me, good luck.


  2. Love this and such a creative idea. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. I didn't even know chalk markers exist! I love your new wall art, and your watercolor "S" is beautiful as well. You did a great job revitalizing that wall.

  4. What a great update! I love the chalkboard art!


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