Sunday, January 22, 2012

Chalk Talk

A couple of great friends and I went to Paris this past summer and we stayed in this amazing apartment in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

The apartment had this eclectic style with a vast mix of old, new, color and neutrals. There were so many things I wish I could replicate in my own house and I don't mean the 100yr old, non-working door knobs that lock you in a bathroom screaming for help. True story.

Since I do not possess the skills or the  monetary means to replicate the amazingly laid wood floors or ornamental iron balcony railings I will focus on the things I can. When we first walked into the kitchen this caught my eye...

I thought...I could totally make that...

So I did.

I went to the Goodwill and found a frame that I thought was pretty and unique. Then I dragged my less than thrilled 8 year old through the aisles of home depot to find chalkboard spray paint.

Easy peasy. I evenly sprayed the poor reproduction of a Robert Wood painting while using a paper towel as I went to guard the frame...

And TaDa!
My version of the "Paris Frame". Now I can write little Parisian love notes- to myself of course because no one else in my house will be able to read them. Oh well. "I love you" looks so much better when written in French.

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