My Kitchen Wall:: The Plan…Probably

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?

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    May 25, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I love that idea! I can't wait to see how you're going to get that design onto your wall. Freehand? Or do you have access to a projector? I look forward to seeing how it turns out.


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    May 25, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I love it!!!!!!!!!

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    May 25, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I'm not a huge fan of murals. Sorry!

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    May 25, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    That's okay…I'm generally not either. Except for trees…and birds. 😀

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    Green Gracie Home
    May 25, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I love it! In small doses, it is fantastic (or kids rooms, always good). Are you going vinyl or projector?

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    May 25, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I actually think I'm going to freehand it. 🙂 It needs to be super cheap, and I have leftover paints in all the right colors.

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    Laurie - Little Blue Chairs
    May 25, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I think it is going to be very cute- I love how it goes behind the frame.

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    Craftify It!
    May 25, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    I think I'm in love. And I'm jealous that you can put the picture of what you want so you can see it before you plunge in! I wish I was better on the computer!

    I LOVE it. And i love the colors & glad you went with that choice over the 1st one.

    I'm wondering if you would like an entire tree, coming from the ground, since you didn't get to do your wainscoating???

    Can't wait to see it finished!

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    May 25, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    HIT. I love it. Way to be BOLD!! 🙂


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    Ruby @ Science Camp
    February 3, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Those wall decals are gorgeous. Brilliant! I can't wait to see how it all turns out after you have applied it.

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    July 8, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Grate article. I’ve been preaching the open floor plan in my area for
    years. Builders are finally getting the idea that for most of us we
    don’t need wasted square footage on formal dining and living rooms.