This picture isn’t from some kitschy, down-home restaurant.
I’ll admit it: it’s the back wall of my kitchen, which is painted in chalkboard paint. Have I told you how much I love chalkboard paint? I think I have. Have I also told you that my walls aren’t screaming yellow? They’re somewhere between taupe and gray (I’m a designer, not a professional photographer).
I’m really enjoying the ability to menu-plan in mega size this year, and it’s been fun to allow people to write-in requests. As you can see, someone (my mom) wrote in “red wine” the other day. Note that the last line, which is currently just a cloud of erased chalk, said “sugar” — my husband mistook this for an actual grocery list.
My son has tons of fun drawing on this wall daily; in fact, we all have fun drawing on it. And, as an extra-special design bonus, the darkness and erratic chalk marks on the surface hide the exposed fuse box very well! I’d do this again in a second, and I recommend it highly for those of you with smaller spaces and open floor plans. It’s a project that makes a huge impact, and takes very little time and expense to accomplish.
Now back to the kitchen for me!