Monday, February 15, 2010

"Tell Me, Why Are You So Good To Me?" Art Wall: Done!

Once the frames were hung on the chalkboard wall and the paper template removed, all that was left to do was hand a stick of chalk to my husband.



Tell me, why are you so good to me?
~Roger Thornhill~


Do you recognize this quote?






Prior to painting a chalkboard wall to hang the art on, other solutions were considered for this feature wall. One was to hang wallpaper, another was to cover it with fabric. In the end I decided to go with chalkboard paint, mainly because this part of the Home Office Redesign needed to be inexpensive. There were also several pieces of art that could have been hung, some with much more color. But as all the images were laid out to edit through the options, it became clear that a limited color palette was needed to flow with the other elements in the room.



I'm very happy with the final look! Next...on to shelving, refinishing the cabinet and several other small details.

p.s. subway, typewriter and buddha photographs compliments of Mrs. Limestone. Thank you.

38 comments :

  1. It turned out great! Can't wait to see pictures of the entire room!

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  2. That was so sweet! The wall was a great idea and turned out very very nice! I can't wait to see the chair and the cabinet (I love them both!).


    Have a great day Janell

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  3. Of all the options you considered, I'm glad you went with the chalkboard wall. It turned out beautifully. And so practical! I'll tell you what, this definitely doesn't LOOK inexpensive! Nice work! Marija

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  4. This looks tremendous! I really like the photos and I do recognize the quote. That is one nice wall, it really works well with the desk piece, I really like how the colors blend so well.

    Very nice!

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  5. Nothing like an appreciative husband. I love to see the reciprocation of love and affection! I'm just sappy like that!

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  6. It looks fantastic! I'm glad to hear that he's happy with the room too.

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  7. What you decided on might be the most economical but I think it is also the most creative. It really turned out nicely. You should be very proud of yourself and of course of hubby for being such a sweetheart,Kathysue

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  8. It looks awesome and not inexpensive at all. Love the finished product!

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  9. looks great!

    can you come to my house and do this for my hubby's office? :)

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  10. This is gorgeous and well worth all the time it took to set up :)

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  11. This turned out better then I could have imagined! I love how the pictures are hung and how the chalk board paint is behind the empty frames! Wonderful job!

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  12. This turned out better then I could have imagined! I love how the pictures are hung and how the chalk board paint is behind the empty frames! Wonderful job!

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  13. Janell, it's just gorgeous. So excited that you shared the finished wall! Well done, and such an original space too.

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  14. So GOOD! I was wondering what you were going to do with those empty frames. Dumb dodo that I am, it's a chalkboard wall! Love it!

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  15. It looks GREAT! I love how it turned out, and that you left some empty frames to write in.

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  16. Only one of my favorite characters ever !!! Swoon, Cary Grant, be still my heart. How sweet is your hub ?

    Hugs from a Hitchcock fan.
    Kate

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  17. I looks great! You had me guessing until the very end. I was wondering what you were going to do with the frames. I love how you featured your husband's thoughts {and handwriting}. Very nice! Lisa

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  18. wow! everything looks great! your really good at this decoratig thing!lol anyway wanted to let you know that I talked to my mom in law and that bed your son loves at aunt tams is going for a very very good deal..wont say here but I wanted you to know the inside scoop if your still interested in the cowboy bed there! Stephanie

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  19. The wall looks wonderful! I love the idea of the open frames.

    So glad you liked the post on your bedroom today :)

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  20. Looks great, Janell! I love how you've hung some open frames in the mix as well for temporary musings and/or lists.

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  21. What a fantastic wall. I am obsessed with chalkboards right now. I've been trying to convince the hubs to let me do a chalkboard wall in our kitchen. Can't wait for the final reveal.

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  22. I don't think I've commented on your chalk wall yet...shame on me. Can I just tell you how much I love your version of the chalkboard wall? I love that you did it in such a way that made it a little classy and cutting edge insteady of just cute and trendy. As a matter of fact, that's one of the things I love about your blog - you have a knack for taking things to another level. Bravo!

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  23. came out very nice!!! congratulations!

    flory

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  24. It has exceeded my expectations! I love that you let hubs write in the empty ones :)

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  25. it looks really amazing, great job!

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  26. i love how the dark frames look against the dark wall. subtle perfection!

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  27. you should be happy with the final wall! It looks amazing!!

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  28. This is simply fantastic!! Love it! Putting this on my FB page. :)

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  29. Hi Janell!
    This turned out so fantastic! What a gorgeous way to complete a wall without breaking the bank AND you can change the messages, leave love notes.... wonderful! Now you have to link this beauty to my Timeless Tuesday party. It's perfect. Here's the link ~ http://paulagracedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/02/timeless-tuesday-three.html.

    Paula Grace ~

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  30. yeah, its finally done! It looks even better than I had imagined from the paper drawing. I want to do it in my BF's office now too, I'm sending him these pics now :)

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  31. I love it!! Your husband is a lefty..creative, right?? It must run in the family. Smiles...

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  32. Perfect V-Day gift... it's so creative and really something you can enjoy for a long time!

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  33. JANELL, Great job...I love how the chalkboard wall is still in the background.. :)


    Jen Ramos
    www.madebygirl.com
    madebygirl.blogspot.com

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  34. I love this wall! I am contemplating doing this on a wall in our office as well...but am wondering what color your other walls are in the room? I am having some indecision {big surprise!} :) Thanks for any help!!

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