Our home was built in the early eighties; not an era of great architecture. Most homes built in the early eighties are short on architectural interest and short on contemporary innovations in floor plans like great rooms, big kitchens, and luxurious bathrooms.
While we are lucky to have some nice architectural features in our house, but our floor plan leaves much to be desired. Our kitchen is small. The cabinets are original to the home and not in great shape. The worst part of our cabinets is the backs which face the family room and are covered with an unattractive-seventiesish-wood like paneling. Our master financial plan indicates that we will be living with this kitchen for another four years. So we make the best of it.
Suddenly one day I felt inspired cover this offensive panelling in chalkboard paint. I sat with this inspiration for a few weeks and I consulted my husband, who was skeptical. Finally I decided that anything I did had to be better than the panelling.
I really like the results. This project has helped me decide to take the plunge and paint the rest of the cabinets this summer. Currently I am living with chalk trees for winter. Future chalkboard creation possibilities:
- love notes for Valentines day
- welcome notes for guests
- menus for dinner parties
- inspiring quotes
- spring flowers with colored chalk
- white vinyl repositionable letters
- a massive calendar