First I primed the canvas with chalk and erased it lightly, leaving the surface with a good chalky look. I have been using semi-permanent chalk for the commissioned work and I love it. It doesn’t erase without a good wet scrubbing, which means it ships well (whew!) and it is easy to put the drawings in a frame without worrying about smudging. I used the same chalk marker for this drawing of our house and decided to put it in the frame where my DIY-Rothko was.
The next time we’re up by Ikea, I’ll most likely pick up a different frame. Maybe a white one to coordinate with the family tree gallery wall over the couch. But other than that, I’m calling this duo a wrap.
Do you have a drawing or painting of your casa on display? I painted my parents’ homes for them one year for Christmas, but this simple chalkboard drawing just felt more “us.”
Psst. Interested in commissioning something similar? Or another piece of art? Shoot me an email at email@example.com and let’s chat.
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Almost daily I get asked what I would call my home style. I don’t like to box myself in, but I definitely lean Modern Traditional with an emphasis on comfort when it comes to our home. This especially came up when I shared our Powder Bath Reveal on the blog. I think it changes slightly […]
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