Last Updated on February 12, 2019 by Kristi Linauer
Do you remember my kitchen wall, and my pouty little temper tantrum I threw because my plan for that wall wouldn’t work?
I know…it was a pathetic display.
However, probably more pathetic is the fact that right now, one month later, my kitchen wall still looks exactly like this…
Empty frame and all…I kid you not.
It’s time for action.
Obviously step 1 needs to be filling that frame with a chalkboard. Such a simple task! I have no idea why I’ve put it off this long. And while I balked at the idea of a chalkboard a month ago, I’ve come to realize that it really would be quite handy to have. So, a chalkboard it is.
Simple enough. Now on to a plan for all of that blank space around the floating chalkboard!
Remember me saying that I absolutely love trees and birds? Well, this past weekend, I spend some time on Istockphoto, browsing through pictures of trees and birds, hoping to find some inspiration. Initially I got confused. Did I want cutesy little birds with frilly, swirly trees?
I really was leaning this way at first (not necessarily with that particular picture), but then I decided that that’s just not quite “me”. (Okay, show of hands…how many of you are breathing a huge sigh of relief right now?)
I really do like the fanciful swirly designs, but I prefer them in smaller doses…maybe on a pillow or something small. I decided that on an entire wall, something cutesy like that may look like it belongs in a baby’s nursery.
And then I came upon this one…
Now THAT is ME!! Well, minus those silly little hearts. But yes…THIS is definitely more my taste!
So I think this is the plan: brown tree, apple green leaves, and little blue (turquoise) birds. The colors aren’t quite right on this picture, but here’s an idea of what this would look like on my wall:
What do you think? Is it a hit, or a miss?
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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