This, my friends, is an idea post. Not an execution post. Not a how-to. And it’s about my giant chalkboard that I made a couple of months ago.
My giant chalkboard that I finally got hung up in the kitchen on the blank wall where I needed something cheery. And then I left it there and did nothing.
I’m no great chalkboarder, you see. I tried a little quote up there, which I loved, but I did not love my handwriting. So I took to the Google and looked up ideas. I saw some where people had painted their bedroom walls with chalkboard paint and had drawn in the headboard and wall hangings and lamps, etc. that they wish they had there. Brilliant!
So I thought, naturally, why not just draw in what I hope to have up on that wall one day in the far distant future when I renovate my kitchen? Maybe.
Oh, yeah. I’m no artist either. At least not with chalk. This stuff is harder than it looks!
So what it’s supposed to be is a couple of thick, chunky shelves, with a collection of cake plates, a ginger jar, a bowl of fluffy hydrangeas, and a little picture. That’s what it’s supposed to be. Who’s that cute girl in the next room there?
Oh, there she is! She heard the camera going. It’s not much of a ta-da moment, though.
But I really like the idea!
And it’s still pretty cute, even if it is a mess.
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.