Meet the narrow wall between the dining room/kitchen and living room:
Chris and I have discussed a few different times what we would like to do here. We messed around with the idea of a chalkboard wall, or simply hanging art, or maybe creating some shelving, nothing felt 100% right. Shelving would be too bulky and the walkway isn’t huge. We already have plans to hang lots of art in the area and another piece here might be overload. Chalkboards are all the rave right now, aren’t they? But I am not sold on them, and Chris is even LESS sold on them. I can see one day having some sort of chalkboard wall in Greta’s room–maybe–but we’re not even thinking about that yet.
This wall would be the perfect place for reminders and ideas, right next to the kitchen and not far from the front door (wouldn’t want to forget on my way out) and I do love the idea of having a place to jot down notes; to-do lists, groceries needed, appointments and events that we always forget even though they are on the calendar. So, I get why some people go for a chalkboard. But then when you erase, it looks dirty. And when there’s nothing on it, it is boring. Maybe I’m the only one that isn’t on the chalkboard wagon. Oh well. We came up with something that meets our needs/wants a little better.
Welcome to our solution:
I rummaged through some boxes until I found that mosaic mirror I DIYed
for our old bathroom. The color scheme worked well and it’s pretty and functional as a mirror, and for keeping notes with a dry erase marker!
It wipes clean with a paper towel, it isn’t dusty and if there’s aren’t notes on it (which may be hard to believe), it will still look like it is SUPPOSED to be there.
…off to cross “fill narrow wall” off my list. :)
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