For a while, I knew that a chalkboard would be the perfect solution, but I had to both finish other projects in there (i.e. lighting, painting) and track down the perfect chalkboard “canvas.” I’d been stalking my local Goodwills for a bit hoping to find a frame in the right size with something in it that I could paint with chalkboard paint and at the right price (art and frames at my local Goodwills are surprisingly pricey…think $20+).
Last weekend, I found this guy…
Nothing too spectacular. Not quite as big as I had wanted, but it was only $6, had a paintable frame, and this as its backer board…perfect for painting with chalkboard paint.
The rest is easy. Paint the frame a glossy white to match the cabinets and contrast with both the chalkboard and the walls. Paint the backer board with chalkboard paint, reassemble, and hang.
Not exactly life-changing, but I like it. Combine it with a strategically placed calendar, and those utility boxes disappear (but remain easily accessible).
And that’s right, we are headed to London in just 5 days! So excited.