OK, I have 70 billion chalkboards. I really need to stop. But I’ve had this idea in my head to make a huge one out of a really ugly framed picture from our old house. So I did.
My ugly and bare kitchen walls are starting to make me sad, so I thought this would fill one up pretty well.
It is majestic.
I like it a lot more than I thought I would, and that’s saying something.
For one, I actually enjoy the frame now.
The quote says: Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems. -Rainer Maria Rilke. It just made me think a bit, and I like that. It got smudged a bit when Kennedy was checking it out.
She said “I don’t get it.”
Well, it’s pretty clear that this isn’t my kitchen wall, but I’ll have to wait for Chris to hang it for me. Plus I like the way the goldy frame looks against the rough wood on the floor here.
Then, about 30 seconds after the photos were done, here’s what went down.
Well, she was inspired by our new grand and stately chalkboard. Can you blame her?
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.