Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Chalk Talk

Inspiration - Anthropologie Catalog

I have been tooling around with the idea of painting my 1/4 bath with chalkboard paint. Yes, I said 1/4 bath or maybe it is 1/3 bath. The previous owner of my lakehouse decide to sit a toilet in a very small closet. He added a plastic bathroom vent ...that has yellowed over time...and then for some strange reason an off-center pendant light. Possibly, a reading lamp?

The space is tiny. Approximately 30" x 60" with 8 foot ceilings. The pendant light, a hideous cheap tiffany style  knock-off  hangs down 3 feet to the left of the toilet. The wall texture resembles small curd cottage cheese. The design appeal is similar to a gas station bathroom stall.

And what do you find in a bathroom stall? Graffiti. I am not going to repeat the  rhymes but we all know them for, a good time call..., Lisa loves Bill, etc.
You get the picture.

Taking inspiration from the "stall concept", previous owners reading light, and graffiti I have decide to paint all the walls and ceiling with chalkboard paint. I originally was going to allow ditties to be written on all the walls but the new Anthropologie July catalog has inspired me further.

You will have to wait to see the photos...I have no idea how I will accomplish taking them. Maybe one foot in the pot and the other on the floor..let alone not choking to death when I sand the texture off the walls. Be patient please.

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1 comment:

  1. What a great idea. I love reading your blog!!