1.19.2010

Big Chalkboard Plans~

Remember this photo of our kitchen wall?




The photo looks lovely, but in reality, the wall is very big...and...very...empty. So I thought. And thought. And thought some more. About what I felt would be the best way to fill that big, empty wall.

I knew I wanted a statement piece.

And then it hit me.....A GIANT CHALKBOARD!



And after I told the hubby that I wanted to put a giant chalkboard on the wall (and he agreed, bless his impeccably stylish little heart)

I'm so excited!! The hubby and I are going to look for wood today so that he can make me a giant chalkboard.
Just call it an anniversary gift. 14 years today. I am so grateful to be married to my best friend.

xoxo
Wendy

49 comments:

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary! What a sweet wedding photo! And to have a husband who doesn't even blink as he agrees to build you a chalkboard - you are a lucky woman! Have a wonderful day!

Kirsty said...

Love the idea. I did a huge one on our blank wall too. The kids use it more than I do.

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Happy Anniversary! I bet 14 years ago you would not have thought you'd be excited to be getting a chalkboard as a gift! It is going to look great I'm sure...
Janell

One Cheap B*tch said...

I would love to do a huge one too but I just don't have the wall space. =( Darn open floor plan!

Pam said...

I'm a huge fan of chalboards, too. I'd love to do a huge one in my kitchen at some point.

Happy Anniversary! Hope you enjoy a lifetime's worth of more of them!

MARY PERNULA said...

I too am in love with chalk boards, my husband has made a few for me and I was able to sell them in our shop, one of my favorites in my home is made from a old dormer window. xo MARY

elisabeth (bovagoods) said...

i just painted my powder room walls with chalk board paint. we love it! make sure you "prime" the chalkboard before writing on it. i didn't know about doing this and the first time we wrote in it the letters were "burned" into the paint. to prime- take the chalk on it's side and rub over the whole chalk board, then wipe/wash it off. that's all! have fun!

Rachelle said...

OOOH can't wait to see it! :) I've been cookin' up a similar idea for our entry way. I can't wait for the finished project!


Rachelle

Kristin said...

..happy anniversary!!...i'm not far behind the 14 years...sheesh where did the time go?!?!
*love* the chalkboard idea...i also have a huge bare wall in my kitchen...sigh...well..it does have an out dated curly willow wreath and a couple cobwebs on it! ;0)

Shannon said...

Happy Anniversary!! Precious picture!

I can't wait to see the chalkboard! It is going to look great!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I grew up with a chalkboard in my kitchen so I always wanted one but I have limited wall space in my kitchen now. But I used a skinny vintage door, stripped it and painted the middle part with chalkboard paint and it proudly hangs in my kitchen. My oldest grandson loves it as do any adult who sees it. Everyone finds it hard to resist leaving a message and I adore that part. Have fun with yours.

Lorrie said...

Happy Anniversary - I love chalkboards!

Lorrie

Lindsay said...

Happy Anniversary Wendy! What a great way to spend your day :)

Heather K. said...

Happy Anniversary! I just discovered chalkboard paint and my house got a bit of a makeover, love it!

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Happy Anniversary. Can't wait to see the wall!
~Amy

Kimberly said...

Happy Anniversary! I just used chalkboard paint on a candle holder and love it! Ditto on the "prime" comment. It's a little step people don't often know about...

Taija said...

Congrats! Have a happy day! I LOVE the giant chalkboard idea. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Angie said...

The chalkboard will be perfect for that wall. Happy anniversary to you both!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Happy Anniversary! I think this is a great idea. I've been dying to do this in my kitchen, but I live in a rental home. I figured I will compromise and make the kitchen door panel a chalkboard :)

I can't wait to see your finished project!

Danielle said...

I recently did this project too, although I didn't have a huge wall...so I took a great big frame (that I loved) with photo/painting inside (that I didn't love) and basically painted the chalkboard paint right onto the glass. It dried nicely, hung it up and I have a really cool chalkboard now hanging in between my mudroom and kitchen where we leave notes or sayings.

maryboys said...

i'm so eager to see your finished project:) it really sounds just perfect for a big, empty wall...

mary

Melissa said...

Happy anniversary!!! Miss you!

AnNicole@Our Suburban Cottage said...

Aww, that's so sweet. That hubby of yours definitely knows the way to a girl's heart). Who needs chocolate when you can have a giant chalkboard that will make you smile every time you look at it (I'm being totally serious, by the way).

Anita said...

Happy Anniversary. Nothing like sharing some chalkboard love.

northern cottage said...

Awesome!! Can't wait to see your results. All those inspiration photos are stunning as I'm sure yours will be. Isn't it great how we get to steal (er - I mean share) ideas here in blogland??

Shannon C said...

You can also paint the chalkboard directly onto the wall and frame with some molding.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Thanks Shannon C for the idea...but we're renting the house, so we can't paint the wall...or believe me, I probably would. ;-)

Cristin@ Serendipity said...

Happy Anniversary!
Can't wait to see what you come up with...{I'm still looking for a great frame...}

Yellow Pineapple said...

Congrats and what a great idea :) I can't wait to see the finished product.

Richella said...

What a beautiful wedding picture! Happy Anniversary! Isn't it great to be married to a wonderful man? We're coming up on 25 years this June (gulp! Can I really be that old?!), and I'm so grateful.

Congratulations!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

I'm excited for you and can't wait to see the results. I'm sure it will look fantastic. Happy Anniversary too!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Happy Anniversary!!
You are so lucky to have such an agreeable hubby!! Hang on tight & don't let go!! LOL
*hugs*deb

Tricia said...

Oh, Happy Anniversary!
That Heather Chadduk dining room photo is actually one of my absolute favorites! Has been a great source of inspiration.

Tiffany said...

Happy Anniversary! Beautiful wedding photo, what a sweet moment captured!

Can't wait to see your finished chalkboard! Fantastic idea!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I can't wait to see it! You will be the talk of bloggville :-)
Happy anniversary~

Adrienne said...

congratulations on 14!

Momma to Bug said...

Can't wait to see the new chalkboard wall! I too have big chalkboard plans for my kitchen. I'd like to turn my pantry door into a chalkboard. Gotta get my hubby on board first.
-Desiree

Wendy said...

ohhh....a chalkboard wall that will be awesome!! Can't wait to see!
Happy Anniversary!!! We were married 17 yrs on the
16th....great month for a wedding :)
Wendy

Jill said...

Aww, so sweet. :)
I LOVE me a big chalkboard!
-Jill

Mrs. S. said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the chalkboard idea!

Allyson said...

Happy Anniversary! Cant wait to see the completed project!

debra said...

Love the chalkboard idea.

Happy Anniversary!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Happy Anniversary Wendy. What a handy husband you have. I love the chalk board idea. Can't wait to see your all finished. Here's to many more years of wedded bliss!

Amy Kinser said...

That will look great. Can't wait to see it.

Happy Anniversary.

Amber said...

Congratulations on #14! It is rare these days, it seems, to even make it past 5. Your blog is just lovely and I enjoy reading it on a daily basis!

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LuLu said...

MY DREAM!!!!it's going to be fantastic!!!! see me drooling all over my computer! :)
xo,
LuLu

Niya said...

Happy Anniversary! What an awesome wedding photo. Looks very nice. Thanks and keep blogging.

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MamaBug said...

AW!! Congrats sweetie! I remember your reception. It was so elegant and you were so beautiful. Wow. Time flies. Love you.