A couple weeks back, Dan painted a chalkboard wall for us in our kitchen. It was something that I'd been thinking about for quite sometime and so I was excited to make it a reality! I had wanted a place for lists and a place to organize mail and bills, but I had also wanted a place to remind ourselves of what really matters in life. When deciding what would go on the wall, I knew I wanted the top part to be reserved for words with meaning, with quotes that inspire and give life. Dan took it to a whole other level, though, by turning the words into a piece of art! Chalkboard art in our kitchen--what's not to love?!?
We started with a verse from the Bible (Hebrews 13:1) for our first quote on the chalkboard wall. It's a verse that makes me stop and breathe and remember what my purpose is in life and what the big picture is really about. I love having that reminder ready for whenever I need it, whether I realize I need it or not.
I'm also very in love with the mail organizer that I found. In our little house, we don't have a mud room or a designated entry way or office area, and so the mail and important documents often end up on the table. They then get moved into piles and shuffled around when guests come over or when dinner is ready. And sometimes they get forgotten in those piles. But now, I have a system! And a system that works for me!! I'm in love. So very in love.
We've left the bottom of the chalkboard wall mostly open for our nieces and nephews to play with when they come over, except for a small message for our feline friends that Dan added to the bottom. It's always good to know where the bathroom is located!
I do so love simple little house projects that can transform a room within a matter of hours. Yes, cheap and quick home improvements are fun, especially when you're in the middle of large on-going home improvement projects!