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My home: kitchen blackboard wall

I'd been thinking about painting one of our kitchen walls with blackboard paint for a while. Hardly a new thing I know, but still these things take time in my home. And after lots of encouragement in the comments section from you guys we finally got around to it. As promised, here are a few pics of our new wall....and me enjoying a very rare minutes peace (planning my next project? mwah ha ha haa, don't tell man)! 









All pictures: My Scandinavian Home Blog
In case you're wondering where anything's from here's a bit of an 'I spy': Blackboard paint by Flugger. Second hand industrial lamp; I think it's Louis Poulsen but I need to get this checked. The pretty pink flower is a 'Gloriosa' and the green plant is a Fig. The footstool is BEKVÄM by IKEA which I've painted in mint green. Oh and my beloved sheep skin rug is from a farm in the North of Sweden.

Just one little thing worth noting - while we were painting we realised it was best to leave a border at the top of the wall and also on one of the edges leading out into the rest of the room - definitely worth thinking about if you're considering painting one of your walls in a strong colour.

Oh and I am wearing a veeeeery cosy new knit from TopShop which I can warmly recommend for blustery Autumn days like today!

Eeeek, hope you like the result, always nerve racking posting my own pics (plus it could take quite a few layers to paint over it again)! Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

27 comments:

jen said...

LOVE IT ALL!!!! And what a gorgeous lady you are too. Cool sweater, it's freezing here today so I could use one of them. x

Niki MyScandinavianHome said...

Thank you so much Jen - phew! So happy you like it. x PS it's freezing here too - BRRRRRR!

Milo and Mitzy said...

Looks fabulous! Well done. from a fairly new reader all the way from New Zealand.

Amy x

http://www.miloandmitzy.blogspot.com

* said...

Soo cool! Love it Niki. Great styling with the cute shoes, flower and the little pall, too! C u tomorrow! Sofia x

Inner Outer Beauty said...

Both the wall and you look great! Have a great week! Caroline

Tara Bradford said...

It looks fabulous! Well done, you!

villa-rosengarten & cockerlove said...

I think, the wall is wonderful, but my husband never would agree with something like that :-( Enjoy it for me, ok? Hug, Barbara

homestilo said...

Niki it turned out great!! And great tip about leaving the border around the colour.

Jessie said...

I like blackboard idea and the lamp. Your house looks amazing! =)

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Oh I love love love it! It looks fabulous and I adore the fact that you have painted the wall where the fridge lives! Also loving the little mint green stool!

Velvet Moss said...

I Love it. I like the possibility that the whole family will be able to draw on the walls together...maybe add to each others pictures etc. That sounds like fun to me.

Niki MyScandinavianHome said...

Thank you! Yes, everyone does love to draw on it. Except my 1 and a half year old who got a bit confused and drew on all of the other walls too - and came over proudly to show me eeeek!

Niki MyScandinavianHome said...

Always great to hear from a new reader. Thank you for taking the time to comment. PS love your blog!

Tracey said...

looks fab, well done wish we had a wall we could paint on................
love the bits and pieces too.Enjoy.

ordinette said...

I like every detail, the blackboard wall, the metallic details of the island and the red of your pullover. A perfect mix of basic colors.
Nice day!!!!
Laura

Erin said...

I LOVE IT!! It looks so amazing. You are so beautiful! You should post more pictures of your home, it looks incredible. I love every little detail in these shots. At first glance I thought the flower was drawn on in chalk and I was so amazed at the detail, haha. Really amazing result, I bet you are so happy you took the plunge!

Rebekah said...

It look beautiful! I had one in our old house and loved it. As did all of our visitors. I agree about the border. We didn't leave one and it left the wall looking jagged and unfinished.

Madlooks said...

I LOVE IT!! the pictures are amazing. Maybe I should do the same.My flat in Stockholm def needs some color :-)

Lau de Casalil said...

Bravo nicki you really chose the right stuff.. And it seems to be there for long! I love it... Go ahead with tour own home's pics, it's enthusiastic!

Pinecone Camp said...

Looks great! We've only managed to paint one door with chalkboard paint. Love your kitchen!

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

i love it niki! i think it goes so well with your furnishings! the perfect combination.

MAKE-LIVING said...

Love your own pictures here. More, more :)

Kitchens Adelaide said...

Nice innovative things. It looks great.

Kitchen Design Adelaide said...

Nice innovative thinking. You have designed your kitchen very well and different. I liked it very much.

phoenix house painter said...

Nicely done! Im impressed.

Paeit said...

Really nice! I would like to know where you got your bar table from. I love its design.

My Scandinavian Home said...

Thank you. It was actually already installed when we arrived but we think it could be IKEA? At least, I know they do similar. Have a lovely weekend.

 

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