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Saturday, January 29

My Art/Chalkboard Wall is Finished!

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 Once in a while, a project turns out
just as I had envisioned it.

Most of these beautiful frames belonged 
to our dear Mom Lunt.
And I wanted to do something 
special with them.
AND I've always wanted a chalkboard wall!

A lot of my inspiration for this came from the
wonderful blog Isabella and Max Rooms.

I really loved using this Benjamin Moore Chalkboard paint &
this "Super Doo-Z" lint-free roller.

First, I painted around the edges with a brush,
then rolled the middle. It only took 2 coats!

All of the frames were gold
with a very "orangey" cast. Since I wanted a feeling of 
a mix of metallic finishes, 
 I used a sponge paint brush &lightly
painted over some of the frames with 
a platinum color using this product . . . 

 Usually I lay a grouping of frames on the floor, 
arrange them & hang them, but this is a large
wall--so I used this method to decide on placement . . . 

I used old, ugly wrapping paper & traced around
each frame & lightly taped them on the wall.

Click here for a video tutorial on
hanging wall groupings.

It will be fun to write our favorite quotes 
in the empty frames.

I hope Mom is looking down & smiling.

(By the way the little girl in the grouping is my husband's ancestor--isn't she darling?)
For more about how we converted our living room 
into our home office, click here.

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  1. Look at this! I love it, I'm inspired! Thanks for the shout out, love your collection of frames and particularly the saying hung inside the oval frame. I'm off to post on facebook and twitter...

  2. This is such a fun idea that I would love to try in one of my kids rooms to hightlight art and drawings without such a random messy look. I love all of your gold frames that make everything look so cohesive. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Found you via Twitter from Janell. I love the chalkboard wall. Great reminder to use paper to decide placement of the frames.

  4. Oh my goodness girl, this is SO ridiculously beautiful! I love how it turned out!!

  5. Oh so beautiful! I bet your mom is looking down and smiling indeed! Great!

  6. What a beautiful wall! :) I'm your newest follower {and BFF} from the Slumber par-tay! ;) M*

  7. Love the Frames and what a special thing to have a nice happy reminder of Mom Lunt !!

  8. Love the way it turned out. Those frames are amazing. Nice job. I would really like to paint a whole wall like this.

  9. CUTE! I just made a chalkboard mug... definitely not as cool as this!

  10. Wow! That looks amazing. I love the idea of a whole wall. The frames are beautiful. Great way to use them!
    I would love for you to link up to my link party going on right now...each entry leaves you eligible to win $130 at CSN

  11. That wall is a dream. So much cooler than just a simple chalkboard!

    Congrats on a great job done!

  12. that wall is so FABULOUS!!!! you did a fantastic job - love the idea of changing out your favorite quotes :)

  13. SO awesome!! I love chalkboard paint!

    Please come enter my giveaway!
    Hope to see you there!

  14. I L-O-V-E this!!! I love how you did the open frames so you can frame special quotes or chalkboard art! Looks AMAZING! Great job!

    Visiting from Fingerprints on the Fridge!

  15. I really love this... I keep coming back to it, over and over. I don't think my husband would let me do this on a big wall in, say, the living room, but I'm hoping he'll go for it on a less prominent wall. I'm thinking the second floor back hallway - off the elevator, where I would be the main person enjoying it !

    Thanks for the inspiration - it looks just awesome !


  16. Oh My Goodness! This Project Is Fabulous! I Would Never Have Envisioned It Looking This Wonderful! And The Addition Of The Frames! Michelle..Girl..You Definitely Know How To Work Some Stuff! The Entire Look Is Truly Magical!

  17. I LOVE this idea! It's so chic and creative! I love it so much that I featured it on a blog post I do every weekend on budget-friendly inspiring ideas. {I hope you don't mind!} You can find the post here:

    Have a great weekend and thanks for the inspiration!

  18. I love the black wall! I've been holding on the gallon of BLACK Behr paint and I after seeing this, I shall go for it =D
    I'm now your newest follower and would love to have you show me lub and follow me back.

    Have a fantastic week!!

  19. Michelle, Super cute! I'm so glad there are people like you to think of these things so that I can steal the ideas:). Our fam moves to PA in a few months and I want to try this in our new home.

    All the best!

  20. This turned out beautifully. I'm definitely inspired to do a wall grouping. And I know my mom has plenty of ugly wrapping paper!


  21. Your wall is gorgeous - I linked it to my chalkboard paint project post too, well done!

  22. SUCH a cute idea! I love chalkboard walls AND empty frame galleries, so why not combine both? Great job!

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  23. Very cool, I love it! I'm debating a chalkboard wall in my dining room, you've inspired me!

  24. Beautiful job! I've always loved Janell's wall too and you're is just as gorgeous! :)


  25. that wall loooks awesome!!! i didnt know ben moore made chalboard paint now- awesome!

  26. This is just made chalkboard paint look so elegant!

  27. Congratulations on your DIY Club Win! This wall is beautiful!


  28. WOWIE!
    I think I may have to add some empty frames to my basement cafe' wall!

  29. I LOVE THIS IDEA!!! SO flippin cute! I WILL steal this...someday (:

    Thank you for your inspiration!


  30. What a beautiful wall. I just love your proclamation to the family. Where did you get it, or did you make it??

  31. Michelle, thank you so much for your sweet comment and for following me! I'm so happy to b following you , too, and am so looking forward to getting to know you and your blog!

  32. I love it! It´s so cute and... perfect!
    If you don´t mind, I will share it in my blog.
    Kisses from Brazil,

    1. Hi Karen, So fun to receive your sweet comment all the way from Brazil! Please feel free to share my wall with a link back to my blog. :D

      Warmly, Michelle

    2. Of course, Michelle!
      I always will be back here! :)

  33. Thanks for sharing this GREAT post!! .. I am currently redoing my dining room right now and I needed an idea of what to do with my one wall.. This is going to be what I am doing with it.. :) So if you want stop by .. and keep checking for mine :)


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