I’ve wanted something cute to fill the blank space above my sink for—oh—a good year now.
This is what it looked before when I first revealed the kitchen.
It’s fine, but it was a bit too impersonal for my tastes.
So, what better way to personalize something than with a little chalkboard art?
I read an article in some sort of design magazine the other day that assured me that the chalkboard obsession is on the wane. But I don’t really care. If I still like it, I don’t mind if it’s not fashionable, so I tried my hand at a quote which was just perfect for over-the-sink placement.
Who knows? Maybe it’ll inspire my family? (Although, honestly, the kids already unload the dishwasher regularly, and Shaun helps when he can).
(Plus, I’ll ask for you help in a minute; I’m sneaky like that)
The frame is a Goodwill find (maybe $2?) that I primed before spray-painting the glass with chalkboard paint.
Another fun find (from a flea market in Riverside was this vintage owl coin bank.
Oh, and one more: a $1 bowl from Marshall’s with a happy little mustard-colored pansy stuffed inside.
The only thing is, as I mentioned, I had primed the frame only, with every intention of painting it a fun color.
Only when Shaun saw it, he thought the mottled black and white look was intentional and even looked good.
And I don’t necessarily disagree.
Especially if I had a French country kitchen with lots of neutral colors and chippy paint finishes.
But with my colorful kitchen, I really feel like the frame needs to pop a bit more against the white wall.
I scored these three sample pots from Lowe’s on sale and feel like any of the three could work well with the other warm, bright colors I have going on in this space.
So, this is where you come in.
Out of the following options, which would you choose?
a) Option 1
b) Option 2
c) Option 3
d) Leave it alone
Are you over the chalkboard trend? I never dived in whole-hog to begin with, so it still seems fresh enough to me.Like what you read? Like M is for Mama on facebook (pretty please?):