12.4.10

Chalkboard DIY - Perfect for Wordies


A new project came to mind incorporating my love of words. I'm a self proclaimed "wordy". Chalkboards are perfect for die hard wordies because in a moment they can be changed out as inspiration hits.

Armed with a foam brush and a can of chalkboard paint, my kitchen cupboard would become my muse. I can't lie...when the first stroke of black paint slid across my pristine white cabinet I had a moment of uh~oh. Determined to go on, I completed the two coats required. Waiting for it to dry my uncertainty turned into anticipation. What would my first scribbles be...



Since Paris has always been my dream destination, the image portion at the top was a no brainer.  To sketch the Fleur de Lis I had to cheat.  I printed the image on paper - then I traced it over with a heavy hand of chalk.  After placing it where I wanted, I rubbed the back of the paper - easily transfering the image.

  These great little chalk holders purchased from staples were looped onto some ribbon and strung on the end of the cabinet...ready to use.  A little retro looking, they remind me of school days. 

So what do you think?  Are you tempted to try it out on your cabinets or should I have stopped at uh-oh?



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12 comments:

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love this! The end of a cabinet is pretty much useless space anyway. I like that it is just one small area too. I once saw a decorator use chalkboard paint on all the lower cabinets in a home with children. I was picturing a chalky mess all of the time-but not your idea-it's perfect!

Glamor Girl Gone Goofy said...

I too am a wordie! My pantry cabinet is painted with chalkboard paint and are your ready...my cozy vintage kitchen table is also painted on top with chalkboard paint, yep black, and I scribbel on it all the time. Going to check out your art. It looks delish so far...

ta-ta,
Kristtie

Sarah said...

Love it!
I know that uh-oh feeling all too well but I am learing to have faith!
Looking forward to seeing what other projects you do.

Kathy said...

Hi Marina...
Welcome to blogland...
My first visit here!
Your chalk cupboard turned out great,
Paris also my destination....someday!
Enjoyed peeking at previous posts...
Stop over when time allows,
love to have you too!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

chair up said...

What a great use of that space Marina. I'm glad you didn't stop at uh-oh! Love to see some more of your art work:o)
Angex

Creamy White said...

Hi Marina! Thanks for your comment and for following me! It's wonderful to see yoour chalkboard in your kitchen. I'm just starting this week(if warms up here) a makeover on my kitchen and love the idea!
Paris is everything, right? My daughter is turning 12 this year and she is in French Immersion, so we promise her a trip in 3 years to Paris...I keep dreaming and love to see is your destination too!
Have a beautiful and warm week!
Li

Kim said...

What a nice idea. You made it look so pretty already.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Great job! I love the french touch! I put a chalkboard in my kitchen last year, and it's hard to imagine how I ever got along without it.
gail

Stephanie Lynn said...

Looks fabulous! Love the chalk holder - so stylish! Would love for you to stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Great first doodle!

judi said...

marina,
following over from funky junk donna's. this project is something that i also did on one of our end cabinets. i love it as much as you do! i found chalk ink markers at a craft store which is a dustless alternative but i do love your retro holder! stop by my blog to take a peek at mine when you have a free moment. (the post is on valentines day)
judi ;)
the1829farmhouse.blogspot.com

Angie said...

Payday is Friday and I am totally going to do the end of the cupboard near our entry way. thanks for the inspirations!

Kitchen Models said...

What a blast! Besides having a great grasp of perspective, what a great…grasp of perspective…such artists have to pour so much heart into something so ephemeral.

Cheers!

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