Chalkboard inspiration

I have been collecting images of gorgeous kitchens for a long time.

As soon as I see something I like, I pin it without analyzing why… which has really helped me define what it is that I am continually drawn to (clean white kitchens with floor to ceiling cabinetry).

Lately though, I have been drawn to black walls/chalkboard paint as a really nice counterpoint for lots of glossy clean white.

These are from my kitchen inspiration board:

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It’s one thing to live vicariously through Pinterest – collecting pictures of chalkboards you like – and quite another thing to bite the bullet and actually follow through on a project.

Let me tell you – chalk board paint is a nightmare to work with: It’s like trying to paint with honey.

But I am proud to say that I am not all talk and no action – this is my chalkboard wall in the kitchen!

Before:

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Progress:

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After:

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I initially thought I would add upper and lower cabinets to this little nook to create some proper wine storage underneath, plus create an iPhone dock/charging station/stuff collection area like this one I found at houzz :

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But I really love the blackness of the wall!

Here’s another visual: it’s a small section of wall tucked beside the pantry cupboards.

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What should I do???

About Elise

Thanks for reading! This blog is about endless cups of coffee, how to survive cancer (my mum's) with a good sense of humour firmly intact, and turning this little house we live in into something we love. Love, EliseĀ 
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One Response to Chalkboard inspiration

  1. Hey Elise, thanks for commenting on DC today! Your beam is totally not noticeable. Is it 12″ high? Do you have any other pictures for me to steal, I mean pin?

    As for your nook, could you find a small desk to put there and see how it looks? An upper cabinet would be nice but I can’t tell what the side profile view from the other room would be, i.e., how far the cabinets would stick out.

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