Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Winter Wonderland Chalkboard






A while back I decided that the walls leading down to our garage would look pretty great with chalkboard paint.  Turning the entire stairwell into one large chalkboard to doodle on :)

Winter Wonderland (close-up)

The graffiti, drawings, sayings, etc. change quite frequently.  A few days ago, I washed the entire stairwell walls and decided to decorate the walls for the holidays.
Downstairs looking up

With the weather most of us are experiencing right now, I think the Winter Wonderland scene is appropriate.
Deer Antler "Mount"

I'm kinda digging the whole deer/antlers/hunting theme decor right now, so I decided to add my own "mount" to the wall.



The lists are for my daughters.  I thought this would be a fun way for them to write down the items they would like for Christmas.  (They are 14, 16, and 22...really hard ages to buy for!)

I hope you enjoyed this post.  I can say that it was a cheap DIY project from the beginning.  I used Martha Stewart's recipe for homemade chalkboard paint.  I added 2 tablespoons of unsanded grout to 1 cup of flat-finish latex paint (multiplying the recipe to make enough to cover the walls).  I picked up the unsanded grout at the thrift store.  It was a partially used box so the price and amount were perfect for this project.  I already had the flat black paint on hand from another project.  The DIY project is pretty cheap but can pack a lot of punch when it comes to decorating!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I am so thankful to be blogging and creating and I am so thankful for you!

God bless!
Angie
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6 comments:

  1. Stunning! Your artwork made my heart smile.

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  2. Hello Angie, you've done a brilliant job with the chalkboard paint and the drawings. It's been years since I hung a chalkboard in the house but I do have one above the potting shed to plan the spring garden on. Works beautifully in that place. Lovely visiting with you; this is the first time I've joined the front porch blog hop. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. :)

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  3. What a great Idea for a Chalkboard Paint Recipe in whatever hues would appeal to your sensibilities and a Marvelous Mural you have Created! Happy Thanksgiving from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  4. I have a chalkboard painted wall in my daughter's room that I love but wish I had your artistic talent to create anything near what you did. Beautiful artwork. Found you via Remodelaholic Link.

    Take care-

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  5. This is a wonderful idea, Angie! You are quite the artist and the scene is beautiful!

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  6. What a great idea for a wall! Does is wash up well? Never thought to paint a WALL! :) It looks lovely and whimsical and warm! What a nice way to go down a stairwell! Blessings!

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