Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Chalkboard Wall

 

Our chalkboard wall is finished!

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It all started with this picture from

Miss Mustard Seed Interiors

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http://missmustardseed.com

Thanks to Miss Mustard Seed and her Facebook posts I was able to find both the yearling heifer and wreath here

http://www.decorsteals.com

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We prepared the wall by filling all the nail holes and drawing out the area to the painted.

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To give the chalkboard wall a bit more height and to keep in-line with the doorways we decided to add a slight bump to match the hutch.

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We used this pattern that we had saved from a gate project at our previous home.

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We used our level to keep the lines straight.

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And taped off the area to be painted.

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We worked late into the night so the following few pictures were taken with spotlights :)

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Here is the third and final coat.

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The next morning I seasoned the wall by taking a piece of chalk and rubbing it vertically across the entire board.

Then I did the same horizontally. 

After the chalkboard was covered with chalk I gently erased it with a soft towel.

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It’s ready to use!

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I finished decorating it this morning and snapped these pictures.

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THANK YOU!!

Mr. Lee Walker Stevens

For the Artwork!

I could not be happier :)

Happy Wednesday

71 comments:

  1. I LOVE this idea! Your wreath looks so amazing framed in your chalkboard art. Thanks so much for sharing. Enjoy your day!

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  2. Very fun! I think it turned out great, and I might just have to steal your idea. (I guess that's the point, isn't it.)
    Thanks for the post.

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    2. Thanks! We sure are happy with the results!

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  3. Wow! Just amazingly beautiful! Everything about your chalkboard wall is perfect even the writing and curly-Qs you added as the finishing touch. How great that this can be easily changed with the seasons just by writing something new on the wall. What kind of chalkboard paint did you use? Congrats on being featured over at Masterpiece Monday blog.

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    1. Thanks Miss Kitty! And thanks for the heads up on being featured over at Masterpeice Monday!

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    2. I was so excited to respond to your comments and being featured that I forgot to tell you what kind of paint we used! :/ Valspar from Lowes :) Thanks again!

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  4. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later today!
    I hope you enjoy your weekend, and join me Sunday evening for Make the Scene Monday #71!
    And don't forget to enter the Cannon Rebel T3 Camera Giveaway!
    http://www.alderberryhill.com/a-pre-summer-cannon-rebel-giveaway/

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    1. Thank You! We are so happy that you featured us! Woot! Woot!

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  5. wow, what an amazing "backdrop" for some fun pieces and decor. Adding the arch really makes a statement!

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  6. Absolutely love your style, this chalkboard wall is too fab!

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  7. just found your blog and loveeeee it! I have that cow's head in a closet as it wasn't sure where to put it. Now I have to get it out and get it up! Thanks for inspiring me...or thanks to Miss Mustard Seed for inspiring you. Either way, I'm getting to work.

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    1. Thanks :) We are very happy with how it turned out!

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  8. I Love this ~ this has to be the best chalkboard painting project yet!
    all the creative add too's are perfect!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Cheryl
    zany-mayd.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh, my gosh.. that's amazing! You see all kinds of chalkboards but I never have seen one like this.. and that's a good thing!! Lots of work but so worth it. I love all the scrolling emphasizing the outline at the top and also the switch plate. Again.. amazing!!

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    1. Thanks Kadee :) We are lucky enough to have a great artist in the family!@Lee Walker Stevens :)

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  10. Amazing! I agree with the others that this is one of the best chalkboard projects ever! The shape you chose at the top just makes it. The dark color really grounds the room too.

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    1. Thanks Stacey :) I agree! The dark wall color makes a big difference in the room!

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  11. Love, love, love it! Very inspired by this!

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  12. Featuring this tonight - what a genius idea! Looks wonderful - you have the perfect walls for this!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for featuring us! We appreciate the "Shout Out" as we are new to the blogging world :) Thanks again Stacey!

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  13. This is amazing! I love it, I'm pinning it, and I hope someday to do it! :) thanks for sharing. Little Bit

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  14. Your chalkboard wall looks amazing! I've been having so much looking through your blog. Your home and tablescapes are beautiful! I am your newest follower. :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa! We appreciate the kind words!

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  15. Oh my...this wall looks outstanding!!! Would love to have you share it at my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda! I linked up to your party! Thanks for inviting us AND thanks for hosting! Happy Blogging :)

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing at my party. Please be sure to list my party name with a link back to my party (blog) at the bottom of your post...if you don't know how to do this...then e-mail me at coastal.charm@yahoo.com...I will try to walk you thru it.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks for helpful info Linda! Per your suggestion, we added the links for the parties at the bottom of our blog posts :)This is new to us so we appreciate all the advice we can get :/ Thanks again and Happy Blogging!

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  17. Fantastic! This is simply senstional.

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  18. Love, love, love it! It looks so gorgeous! I love the boxwood wreath and the cow head! the design around the edges of the chalkboard is so pretty! Great job! Pinning! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  19. Absolutely stunning, so well done! New follower, so happy to have found your blog.

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    1. Thanks Karen! We are happy to welcome you as a new follower!!!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Love Love Love! I have been wanting to paint a chalkboard wall for some time now but I was afraid a black wall would be too.....I don't know, BLACK. You have inspired me and I'm gonna get out of the boat and do it. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks Wanda :) Go for it! You will not be disappointed! I think we will have some fun changing up the wall for holidays and such! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  21. How lovely is that, I just adore it and now I want it. LOL Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

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    1. Thanks Dawn :) We are happy with the way it turned out :)

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  22. I love the way it turned out. It is so fun and versatile. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Tina :) It is so versatile! I'm excited to change it up for the different holidays :)

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  23. I featured your beautiful wall today on Made in a Day! Thanks so much for linking up!
    Kim

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    1. Thanks Kim! We are so happy to have been one of your features! Woot! Woot! Thanks again for hosting and Happy Blogging :)

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  24. I love this!! It makes such an impact in that room, WOW!! Found you through Liz Marie Blog Feature and so glad I did!

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  25. I just love this!!! I found you through your liz marie feature and I am in love with the whole concept of your room. I love how the arch in the chalkboard wall echoes your little hutch and the door frame. So beautifully done!

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    1. Thanks Bethany! We appreciate the kind words! Thanks for stopping by and happy blogging :)

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  26. Your wall is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it at my Twirl & Take a Bow party. Stop by House on the Way tomorrow to see if featured! Be sure to grab a "featured" button too.
    Leslie

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  27. This is so awesome! I am not brave enough to do a whole wall...but if I did it would look like this. I love yours!!!!
    Kelly

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  28. Loved your gorgeous chalk wall, it's amazing! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, it's a feature this week! Stop by and grab yourself a featured button.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  29. Love this makeover! One of the prettiest chalkboard walls I've seen. Hope you don't mind, but I've featured your post on my site:
    http://bellastoriablog.blogspot.com/2013/05/put-heifer-on-it.html

    Good luck with future projects!

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    1. Thanks! Flattered!!! I will be sure to head on over to your blog! Happy Blogging! :)

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    2. P.S. I grew up in Layton, Utah! :)

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  30. That is SERIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL! I am trying to figure out where I could do this in my own house! Life to the full! Melissa

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  31. That is SERIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL! I am trying to figure out where I can do that in my house! Pinning for sure! Life to the full! Melissa

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  32. I recently discovered your blog and it's great! I love your decorating skills! Can you please tell me what size boxwood wreath you have around the darling cow's head? I'm thinking it's 24" but not quite sure. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Ivy! Thanks you for the kind words :) Yes you are correct the wreath is 24". Thanks for stopping by and Happy Monday!!

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